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Last week we traced the necessary historical and geopolitical steps to understand Why Russia is driving the West crazy.

And then, last Friday, right before the start of the Year of the Metal Ox, came the bombshell, delivered with customary aplomb by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

In an interview with popular talk show host Vladimir Solovyov – with the full transcript published by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Lavrov said Moscow “must be ready” for a possible “break with the European Union.”

The ominous break would be a direct result of new EU sanctions, particularly those “that create risks for our economy, including in the most sensitive areas.” And then, the Sun Tzu-style clincher: “If you want peace, prepare for war.”

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov, afterwards, made sure to explain that Lavrov was taken out of context: the media, predictably, had seized on a “sensational” headline.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lays flowers at the monument to former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov to mark Diplomat’s Day on February 10 in front of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Moscow. Photo: AFP/Russian Foreign Ministry
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lays flowers at the monument to former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov to mark Diplomat’s Day on February 10 in front of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Moscow. Photo: AFP/Russian Foreign Ministry

So Lavrov’s full, nuanced answer to a question about rocky EU-Russia relations must be carefully examined:

“We believe we would be ready for this. We are neighbors. Speaking collectively, they are our largest trade and investment partner. Many EU companies operate here; there are hundreds or even thousands of joint ventures. When a business benefits both sides, we will continue. I am sure that we have become fully self-sufficient in the defense sphere. We must also attain the same position in the economy to be able to act accordingly if we see again (we have seen this more than once) that sanctions are imposed in a sphere where they can create risks for our economy, including in the most sensitive areas such as the supply of component parts. We don’t want to be isolated from the world, but we must be prepared for this. If you want peace, prepare for war.”

It’s quite clear that Lavrov is not stating that Russia will unilaterally cut off relations with the EU. The ball is actually in the EU’s court: Moscow is stating that it will not exercise a first-strike option to break relations with the Brussels eurocracy. And that in itself would also be quite different from breaking relations with any of the 27 EU member-states.

The context Peskov referred to is also clear: EU envoy Josep Borrell, after his disastrous trip to Moscow, had raised the issue that Brussels was weighing the imposition of further sanctions. Lavrov’s response was clearly designed to drum some sense into the thick heads of the European Commission (EC), run by notoriously incompetent former German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen and her foreign policy “chief” Borrell.

Ursula von der Leyen (C) at the plenary session of the European Parliament, Brussels, on February 9. Photo: AFP
Ursula von der Leyen (C) at the plenary session of the European Parliament, Brussels, on February 9. Photo: AFP

Earlier this week, Peskov was forced to come back incisively to the volcanic saga: “Regrettably, Brussels keeps talking about sanctions, so does the United States with maniacal persistency. This is something we will never welcome. It is something that we do not like at all.”

Talk about diplomatic euphemism.

So the stage is set for a raucous – to say the least – meeting of EU foreign ministers next Monday, where they will discuss – what else? – possible new sanctions. Those most probably would include travel bans and asset freezes on selected Russians, including people very close to the Kremlin, blamed by the EU to be responsible for the jailing earlier this month of right-wing blogger and convicted fraudster (a scam against Yves Rocher) Alexei Navalny.

The overwhelming majority of Russians see Navalny – with a popularity rate of 2% at best – as a lowly, expendable NATO asset. The meeting next week will pave the way for the summit of member state leaders at the end of March, where the EU could – and that’s the operative word – formally approve new sanctions. That would require a unanimous decision by the EU’s 27 member states.

As it stands, apart from the stridently Russophobic usual suspects – Poland and the Baltics – it doesn’t appear Brussels is aiming to shoot itself in the back.

Remember Leibniz

EU observers obviously have not been observing how Moscow’s pragmatic view of Brussels has evolved in the past few years.

Russia-EU trade will continue, no matter what. The EU badly needs Russian energy; and Russia is willing to sell it, oil and gas, pipelines and all. That’s strictly business. If the EU doesn’t want it – for a basket of reasons – no problem: Russia is developing a steady stream of businesses, energy included, all across East Asia.

The always relevant Valdai Discussion Club, a Moscow-based think tank, for instance, is carefully tracking the trade aspect of the Russia-China strategic partnership:

“US policy will continue to seek a split between China and Russia. Europe remains an important partner for Moscow and Beijing. The situation in Central Asia is stable, but it requires the building up of Russian-Chinese cooperation.”

Putin, laterally, also weighed in on the EU-Russia saga, which is a subtext of that perennial battle between Russia and the West: “As soon as we began to stabilize, to get back to our feet – the policy of deterrence followed immediately… And as we grew stronger, this policy of deterrence was being conducted more and more intensely.”

I hinted last week at the intergalactic-distant possibility of a Berlin-Moscow-Beijing axis.

Media and telecoms analyst Peter G. Spengler in a lengthy email to me elegantly qualified it as belonging to Robert Musil’s sense of possibility, as described in his masterpiece The Man Without Qualities.

Peter Spengler also called attention to Leibniz’s Novissima Sinica, and particularly to an essay by Manfred von Boetticher on Leibniz and Russia, represented by Tsar Peter the Great, in which the role of Russia as a bridge between Europe and China is emphasized.

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Even though Leibniz, in the end, never met Peter the Great, we learn that “it was always Leibniz’s goal to get practical application for his theoretical findings. Throughout his life, he was looking for a ‘great potentate’ who was open to modern ideas and with whose help he could realize his ideas of a better world. In the age of absolutism, this seemed to be the most promising perspective for a scholar for whom the progress of science and technology as well as the improvement of education and economic conditions were urgent goals.”

“Tsar Peter, who was as powerful as he was open to all new plans and whose personality fascinated him anyway, must therefore have been an extraordinarily interesting contact for Leibniz. Since Western Europe had come into closer contact with China through the Jesuit mission and Leibniz had recognized the importance of the millennia-old Chinese culture, he also saw in Russia the natural link between the European and Chinese cultural spheres, the center of a future synthesis between the Orient and the Occident. With the emerging upheavals in the Russian Empire, his hopes seemed to be fulfilled: Full of expectation, he followed the changes in Russia, as they were emerging under Peter I.”

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), philosopher and mathematician. Lithograph by Pierre-Emile Desmaisons (1812-1880). Photo: AFP / Roger Violette
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), philosopher and mathematician. Lithograph by Pierre-Emile Desmaisons (1812-1880). Photo: AFP / Roger Violette

Yet to evoke Leibniz at this stage is to dream of heavenly spheres. The pedestrian geopolitical reality is that the EU is an Atlanticist institution – de facto subordinated to NATO. Lavrov might want to behave like a Daoist monk, or even pull a Leibniz, but it’s hard when you’re forced to deal with a bunch of dummies.

It’s all about sovereignty

Rabid Atlanticists argue that non-entity Navalny is directly related to Nord Stream 2. Nonsense: Navalny was built (italics mine) by the usual suspects as a battering ram to undermine Nord Stream 2.

The reason is that the pipeline will consolidate Berlin at the core of the EU’s energy policy. And that will be a major factor in the EU’s overall foreign policy – with Germany, at least in theory, exercising more autonomy in relation to the US.

So here’s the “dirty” secret: it’s all a matter of sovereignty. Every geopolitical and geoeconomic player knows who does not want a closer Germany-Russia entente.

Now imagine a hegemonic Germany in Europe forging closer trade and investment ties with not only Russia but also China (and that’s the other “secret” inbuilt in the EU-China trade-investment deal).

So whoever is lodged in the White House, there’s nothing else to expect from the US Deep State apart from the “maniacal” push towards perennial, accumulated sanctions.

The ball is actually in Berlin’s court, much more than in the court of eurocratic nightmare Brussels, where everyone’s future priority amounts to receiving their full, fat retirement pensions tax-free.

Berlin’s strategic priority is more exports – within the EU and most of all to Asia. German industrialists and the business classes know exactly what Nord Stream 2 represents: increasingly assertive German sovereignty guiding the heart of the EU, which translates as increased EU sovereignty.

An immensely significant sign has been recently delivered by Berlin with the approval granted for imports of the Sputnik vaccine.

Is Musil’s sense of possibility already in play? It’s too early to tell. The hegemon has unleashed a no-holds-barred hybrid war against Russia since 2014. This war may not be kinetic; roughly, it’s 70% financial and 30% infowar.

A more sovereign Germany closer to Russia and China may be the straw that breaks the hegemon’s back.

(Republished from Asia Times by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Chris Moore says: • Website

    So here’s the “dirty” secret: it’s all a matter of sovereignty. Every geopolitical and geoeconomic player knows who does not want a closer Germany-Russia entente.

    The Zionist rats are still fighting a world war for global hegemony. We’ll call it the Great War of the Rat Race.

    • LOL: Zarathustra
    • Replies: @Jake
  2. This is why Biden is building up forces to topple Syria’s government. The long sought natgas pipeline from Qatar through Syria into Europe could break Russia’s gas monopoly. Russia knows this and will not leave Syria peacefully.

  3. Does this surprise some people, to wit, the fact that Germany is not a sovereign nation? Why? There are few sovereign nations in this world. That’s the dirty little secret.

  4. Joel Ryan says:

    Good article, though it could argued that U.S. hegemony only falls with a comprehensive military defeat, i.e. massive troop mobilization crushed, navy/air force decimated, treaty terms that include limited U.S. military rebuild. If this could be accomplished without nukes popping off the long term benefits to the planet would be incalculable.

    • Agree: Skeptikal
  5. GeeBee says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Germany never actually surrendered after 8th May 1945. The whole situation is murky. I have heard rumours that there is a clause in the USA’s German occupation that will only expire in the year 2099, and which more or less decrees that Germany is no more than a USA satrapy, and that this clause is only revealed to incoming German Chancellors. It’s secret: no-one knows what it contains. Whatever it says, however, the crucial issue, as always, lies in having a spine. The time is ripe for Germany and the clustering kindergarten of nations that surround her to stick a well deserved two finger salute in uncle Shmuel’s direction and pivot east.

    The future is Eurasia. Is the German political class simply too stupid to grasp this, or are they just too weak?

  6. Mikael_ says:

    Good article,
    but I doubt that Angela Merkel -while not a Russiaphobic- has such long-term targets.
    And her successor Laschet, to which she likely pulled the strings in the background to get him crowned in their CDU party, is just as EU-centric as Merkel.

    • Replies: @Showmethereal
  7. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Australia for one is a US colony. Our political, intelligence and fakestream media robopaths are all 100% up Uncle Satan’s fundament. Satan is the greatest investor in our economy, and public figures from academia etc, interviewed over various topics are increasingly coming with Yankee accents intact. We’ll go down with the Five Eyes ship, no doubt about it.

  8. @GeeBee

    Selection for admission to the ruling German elites depends on one crucial criterion-total and abject servitude to the Zionazis. All else is immaterial.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  9. @Carlton Meyer

    Ideally yes.
    But the pipeline going through territory that is full of pissed of and some crazy people is a little bit risky. There would be necessity of guarding units every half a mile and those units would require a paychecks. Nothing is free in this world.

    • Replies: @Ukraine Tiger
    , @Alfred
  10. Ron Unz says:

    With regard to misconceptions of Russian/German history in America, here are a few relevant paragraphs from a 2018 article of mine:

    In my unjustified arrogance, I also sometimes relished a sense of seeing obvious things that magazine or newspaper journalists got so completely wrong, mistakes which often slipped into historical narratives as well. For example, discussions of the titanic 20th century military struggles between Germany and Russia quite often made casual references to the traditional hostility between those two great peoples, who for centuries had stood as bitter rivals, representing the eternal struggle of Slav against Teuton for dominion over Eastern Europe.

    Although the bloodstained history of the two world wars made that notion seem obvious, it was factually mistaken. Prior to 1914, those two great peoples had not fought against each other for the previous 150 years, and even the Seven Years’ War of the mid-18th century had involved a Russian alliance with Germanic Austria against Germanic Prussia, hardly amounting to a conflict along civilizational lines. Russians and Germans had been staunch allies during the endless Napoleonic wars and closely cooperated during the Metterich and Bismarck eras that followed, while even as late as 1904, Germany had supported Russia in its unsuccessful war against Japan. During the 1920s, Weimar Germany and Soviet Russia had a period of close military cooperation, the Hitler-Stalin Pact of 1939 marked the beginning of the Second World War, and throughout the long Cold War, the USSR had no more loyal a satellite than East Germany. Perhaps two dozen years of hostility over the last three centuries, with good relations or even outright alliance during most of the remainder, hardly suggested that Russians and Germans were hereditary enemies.

    Moreover, during much of that period, Russia’s ruling elite had had a considerable Germanic tinge. Russia’s legendary Catherine the Great had been a German princess by birth, and over the centuries so many Russian rulers had taken German wives that the later Czars of the Romanov dynasty were usually more German than Russian. Russia itself had a substantial but heavily assimilated German population, which was very well represented in elite political circles, with German names being quite common among government ministers and sometimes found among important military commanders. Even a top leader of the Decembrist revolt of the early 19th century had had German ancestry but was a zealous Russian-nationalist in his ideology.

    Under the governance of this mixed Russian and German ruling class, the Russian Empire had steadily risen to become one of the world’s foremost powers. Indeed, given its vast size, manpower, and resources, combined with one of the fastest economic growth rates and a natural increase in total population that was not far behind, a 1914 observer might have easily pegged it to soon dominate the European continent and perhaps even much of the world, just as Tocqueville had famously prophesized in the early decades of the 19th century. A crucial underlying cause of the First World War was Britain’s belief that only a preventative war could forestall a rising Germany, but I suspect that an important secondary cause was the parallel German notion that similar measures were necessary against a rising Russia.

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-the-bolshevik-revolution-and-its-aftermath/

  11. @Carlton Meyer

    Yes, Russian Federation Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated years ago that the conflict in Syria was all “about pipelines.”

  12. @Joel Ryan

    The good news is nuclear weapons don’t exist, just another hoax. The bad news is, with enough missiles you can create a firestorm which can erase a city. No nukes needed. Ever wonder why US and Russia need about 7000 “nuclear” devices each? Seems excessive, no? Look in Wikipedia, it says 90% of the damage from a nuclear weapon comes from the ensuing firestorm. Hmm.

  13. Notsofast says:

    the germans have too much invested in nord stream 2 (95% complete) to walk away now. once they see they can get away with ingoring the petulant foot stamping of the reigning hegemon they will be emboldened to reach out to both russia and china.

  14. @Ron Unz

    Good Point! the conflict between Germany and Russia was largely engineered by banksters

  15. I think that the author misses the critical fact that Russia and China are not free, moral alternatives to the west. The western governments are evil and essentially puppets to (((corporate))) interests. The Chinese are looking out for their own wealth and power, and have cooperated closely with American elites for decades. In some ways they may be better, but in many ways they are even worse than the west. Russia is heavily compromised, and simple things like questioning the holocaust are illegal there. They both are part of the NWO agenda with the central bank digital currencies, social credit scores, contact tracing, surveillance state, etc. The west is a joke; China and Russia are perhaps more competent but just as evil, which makes them even more dangerous

    • Agree: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Ugetit
  16. A Russian-German-Chinese Concordat would cause Furst Otto von Bismarck to smile in his grave. His was the policy of the Drei Kaisers’ Bund, a peacekeeping alliance among Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia. That combination was established to maintain the peace. No other combination of nations could possibly overcome their combined military and economic power.

    Ultimately, several developments destroyed that alliance. Firstly, upon the death of his father, a slightly physically deformed Kaiser Wilhelm II, dumped Bismarck as his chancellor. Like many individuals with physical problems, Wilhelm’s ego made him go all macho, infatuated with the military and in that colonialist era, decided to go all in with his naval Kriegsmarine. That upset the “Brittania Rule the Waves” mentality in the sceptered isle. Meanwhile, the true fly in the ointment was the satanically clever Benjamin Disraeli, the number one minion of the Rottenchild Crime Clan. He sent agents to both Russia and Germany and stirred the shit.

    Another relatively weak ruler, after the Marxist/anarchist assassination of Alexander II who happened to be a great Tsar, his son Nicholas II, took over the throne in St, Petersburg. Nicholas and his ministers gave ear to the blandishments of the British-French Rothschild agents and dumped the Drei Kaisers’ Bund to form the Triple Alliance with Perfidious Albion and the Revanchist elements in France, still sore after having lost Alsace-Lorraine to the united forces of the German states in 1870. Thus was the stage set for the “War to End all Wars”.

    Now, back to the present and project to the future. A de-facto recapitulation of Bismarck’s dream gradually develops. The Atlanticists and their Bank$ter covert rulers virtually go berserk. But militarily they are effectually checkmated by the Russia-China informal alliance. A major setback to their long-range plans which have been developing generationally for a long-long time. Maybe its time to play it cool and pull back the horns…quietly and see what they can do to disrupt the threat utilizing glacially gradual strategies they have honed over centuries of plotting and scheming. But the counter to that bit of accumulated wisdom is the threat of losing it all on the economic front. What to do?

    So we turn to the ancient Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.”

  17. bayviking says:

    The majority in leading EU countries believe that the US political system is broken and that China will be more powerful than the US within a decade. Only 27% of polled Europeans believe that ‘Americans can be trusted’ after they voted for Trump in 2016.

    Coupled with Washington’s global retreat, ‘Brexit’ decisively ended any illusion that a post-WWII political scenario can still be possible. The EU will have no patience for any American ultimatum to choose between Washington and Beijing.

  18. Seraphim says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Australia is still a British colony.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  19. @Ron Unz

    Metterich No
    Metternich Yes
    He was Slavic descend (Czech) Nepomuk roots

  20. Rahan says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    We’ll go down with the Five Eyes ship, no doubt about it.

    Who knows. Perhaps, to borrow from the great Spike Milligan’s WWII “memoirs”, the members of the Australian Deep State are now busy writing two sets of diaries, one in which they were always supporting the Five Eyes against evil China, and a second in which they were always working to free Australia from the Five Eyes system and make her an indie South Pacific player.

  21. @Sparkylyle92

    That is a liberating relief.We do not have to worry that building will collapse on our heads. And we can breathe freely radioactive dust for hours. And the pressure wave that will lift us up and carry us for hundreds of feet will be only pleasant experience.

  22. @Zarathustra

    It wasn’t full of pissed off and crazy people before 2013.

  23. Refl says:

    Now imagine a hegemonic Germany in Europe forging closer trade and investment ties with not only Russia but also China

    It is hard to imagine a political class with masks in their faces to scare their people into the corona bullshit take sovereign decisions.
    For the time being, the policy for Germany and EU-Europe in the wider sense is: Useless people in via forced migration, intelligent people out, because they can no longer take the unspeakable idiocy of their “leaders”. The gamble is, if in time a leadership will arise that is up to their task.

    It is great that all the Well-meaning people who support this current crazyness have to hinder themselves from breathing and next will have to take a so called vaccine that will help anihilate them. Modern warfare has some interesting features, indeed.

    For us, it is all Stay calm and Carry on.

  24. Spectrum says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Excellent video. Many thanks…

    • Agree: Showmethereal
  25. Anon[256] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    A simple way to make sense out of any foreign policy which makes no sense…is to ask yourself what role do the International Bank$ters play in it?  

    China, Russia, and Iran are breaking away from the US PetroDollar Central Banking
    System by establishing their own reserve currency system, and the International Bank$ters are desperately trying to manipulate the situation, just like they did in WW1 and WW2.  

    The International Bank$ters destroyed England, Germany, Europe and Russia with WW1 and WW2 and shifted the center of their central banking power from England to the US and Israel.  

    These Bank$ters are now planning to do the same thing again, but this time will try to destroy the US, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and then shift their central banking power from the US to China and Israel.  We would be naive to blame China, Russia, Germany, Iran, Syria, even the US or any country for that matter…because they are ALL being manipulated by the International Bank$ters.

  26. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Is that why they jail Holocaust deniers? How can they be so crazy? Whose idea? Why didn’t they just laugh it off?

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  27. @Ron Unz

    Indeed, given its vast size, manpower, and resources, combined with one of the fastest economic growth rates and a natural increase in total population that was not far behind, a 1914 observer might have easily pegged it to soon dominate the European continent and perhaps even much of the world

    Well, we whittled them down to size, did we not, Ron? Can’t remember the numbers for the two World Wars, plus the miseries afterward through the nineties and 2000s, but isn’t Russia down to around 150-200 million population, and in decline at that? Tragic, staggeringly. And not necessary, except for the profit of war industries. Smedley Butler, boy did he have them pegged. He called all of it.

  28. Sirius says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    There are only 3 or 4 really sovereign nations in the world: the US, China, Russia and possibly Iran. Iran pays the heaviest price for exercising its sovereignty rights, followed distantly by Russia. China and Russia are too big or too powerful (the former economically, the latter militarily) to be pushed around too much.

    • Agree: Joe Levantine
  29. Sirius says:

    A more sovereign Germany closer to Russia and China may be the straw that breaks the hegemon’s back.

    Very interesting point. Can it happen anytime soon? It’s very hard to predict.

    So whoever is lodged in the White House, there’s nothing else to expect from the US Deep State apart from the “maniacal” push towards perennial, accumulated sanctions.

    This is an over-used and misused economic weapon by the US that’s going to come back and bite it one day. Too much power usually spawns arrogance.

    The US “deep state” (a term in vogue these days) will also regret breaking all those post-WW2 rules and conventions established mostly by the US itself by creating all these precedents in the breach of international law, a process accelerated since the collapse of the USSR.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  30. German hegemony was never desired by its neighbors, starting with the Hussite uprising in 15th century.
    In fact, insisting on just a SINGLE pipe for whatever price, Germany is again proving its political lack of flexibility. Moreover, it is advertising the fact that a lot of its industry is, in fact, obsolete. Imagine industry whose prospects depend so severely on ONE pipe.

    Similarly ridiculous reason like the ‘Polish corridor’ of 1939. You were supposed to believe that Germans of East Prussia were somehow strangled by the lack of it. They were mocking every island state in the world in this way. Is the island of Ireland strangled due to its location ?

    As for Russia and Germany, it is unrequited love on the site of Germany. Building up German Golem would create more problems for Russia than solve it. Also, considering the fact that German industry is so severely depended on one pipe, the clever way for Russia would be to propose to re-locate it to Russia. What does German industry in Germany bring to Russia? Surely, much less than German industry in Russia…

  31. Mikael_ says:
    @Notsofast

    You are misreading the situation.
    Public support for Nordstream 2 has been steadily eroding in Germeny, a result of the constant propaganda barrage (Navalny?)

    Only because Merkel sees it as a “yuge” political defeat if NS2 would be stopped during her chancellorship, is it still being built.
    After Oktober 2021, her likely successor Laschet will be a much weaker pillar, so a shutdown of the (completed) NS2 is not out of the range of possibility. And don’t bring up the financial issue, in this age of ‘funny money’ no politician would be stopped because of financial reasons anymore.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  32. @Another Polish Perspective

    I brought the example of Hussite wars, not of Polish-Teutonic Order wars, since Bohemia was a part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (the king of Bohemia was even an elector of an emperor), so formally it was a civil war inside the German state.

    Another state which did not really like to be a part of HREGN was Netherlands.

  33. GMC says:

    Actually, I hope/think the German people and some of their companies, hold the key to sovereignty, because Merkel, Nato and the Brussels mafia won’t dare let Germany head towards Russia. Without a long term huge public protest – forget it.
    Russia – whole heartedly gave Germany back their Eastern section – and what did Russia get in return – Neo Nazis on their borders, sanctions, German made gaz cylinders in Syria, and the list goes on. Yet Russia, still holds its hands out for Peace – to Nyet avail. I wonder – if Russia still owned East Germany – would the people of western Germany be climbing that Wall – in order to get to Russia – today ? LOL
    No – because Russia would have a border and the German people would be invited to visit. Any country in Europe that doesn’t see the advantage of opening dialogue and friendship with Russia is pretty stupid, no matter how much money the EU gives them and the US – threatens.

    • Agree: Biff, Theophrastus
    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  34. SafeNow says:

    “Musil’s sense of possibility, as described in his masterpiece The Man Without Qualities”

    A masterpiece, yes, but it is 1,700 pages. On “possibility,” Rashida Jones’s explanation is more concise. I will set it forth in full:

    “Anything is possible in the perfect blazer.”

    (She is the daughter of Quincy Jones, and Peggy Lipton of Mod Squad.)

    Btw, regarding Russia. I play online speed chess. My observation is that Russian players (1) Make what chess players call “quiet moves”; and (2) never make nasty comments in the “chat” space.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  35. @Notsofast

    Not so … faaaast 😀

    Germany and Austria are not sovereign:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN_Enemy_State_Clause

    Killing Nord Stream 2 might be too obvious … a Jew-controlled pipeline through Syria would be just as odious as a Jew-controlled pipeline through Ukraine.
    Mutti Merkel and the Soros Barbie are sock puppets, but should they develop funny ideas one look at the Mossad putsch in Austria will make them catholic again (small wonder JackD views the situation with optimism).
    Still, (((they))) are getting second thoughts; both Brexit and the NATO eastward expansion are above all the Jew repositioning against German détente with Russia.

    – Russia will not risk a nuclear war with USrael just to better Germany´s situation,
    and nothing else will work at the moment; so “pulling back their hands” is the logical thing to do.

    – What I see happening next is Germany unable to drag along both the Jew
    and the PIGS (but only after Germany being looted bare by softening the Euro)
    and the PIGS turning to China (they already own the Piräus).

    Things are in motion … but that´s all.

  36. Great comments by Ron Unz on this issue.

  37. Alfred says:
    @Zarathustra

    Nothing is free in this world.

    But that small inconvenience did not prevent the dunderheads in DC from occupying Afghanistan in order to get pipeline(s) across that unstable place. 🙂

    It seems the Taliban is offering “protection”. But they could have made a similar deal decades ago.

    Taliban vows to guarantee safety of trans-Afghanistan gas pipeline (Feb 6, 2021)

  38. @GeeBee

    The surrender of 8 May 1945 was a full military surrender which accepted that later occupation edicts would be applied by the Allies. All of those were theoretically brought to a close by Article 7(1) of the Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany (1990).

  39. @Sparkylyle92

    Ever wonder why US and Russia need about 7000 “nuclear” devices each? Seems excessive, no?

    You should have seen what the arsenals were in during Cold War 1.0 .

  40. @Notsofast

    Just look at what is happening in Texas right now, and then tell me if LNG via ship from the US is something you could solely stake the well-being of one’s country and people upon.

  41. “And then, the Sun Tzu-style clincher: “If you want peace, prepare for war.””

    “A more sovereign Germany closer to Russia and China may be the straw that breaks the hegemon’s back.”

    Russia would be better off staying clear of China lest it comes to regret it.

  42. Alfred says:
    @Notsofast

    the Germans have too much invested in Nord Stream 2 (95% complete) to walk away now.

    You don’t know the energy history of Germany.

    They subsidised their loss-making coal mining industry for 50 years – when they could have bought coal much more cheaply from Poland, Russia, South Africa, the USA etc. Importing coal would also have preserved their coal reserves for emergencies.

    They are shutting down all their nuclear power stations – despite there being no risk of a tsunami or of earthquakes in that region. That is a rated capacity of 20GW of stable base supply.

    They built a massive number of wind turbines and have encouraged the installation of solar panels – despite the wind and sun being seasonal and diurnal. During really cold spells, there is almost no sun or wind.

    The investment in Nord Stream 2 is by private companies – not the German government.

    Frankly, expecting politicians to think like engineers is asking too much. 🙂

    Germany until March 2011 obtained one-quarter of its electricity from nuclear energy, using 17 reactors. The figure is now about 12% from seven reactors, while over 40% of electricity comes from coal, the majority of that from lignite.

    Nuclear Power in Germany (2019)

    • Replies: @Schuetze
    , @Showmethereal
  43. Schuetze says:

    It’s all about sovereignty

    Germany is still occupied by the US and Zato. Germany seceded control of its own currency to the Rothschild banking syndicate’s ECB. Germany’s one proud military industrial complex has been shattered and strewn to the wind. Germany’s people have been brainwashed with fake guilt and cucked by an invasion of untermensch. Germany’s current chancellor is was raised as a communist and is constantly flashing Illuminati hand signals like so many of Europe’s “leaders”.

    To talk about “German sovereignty” is absurd, almost as absurd as discussing “Russian sovereignty” or “US sovereignty”. Putin’s mother was a jew and he is a crypto-jew. Russia is owned and operated by the same Ashkenazi mafia that owns and operates Israel, the US and Germany. Biden’s entire family are married to jews, Trump’s too.

    The ashkenazi mafia crime lords are in continual struggle for preeminence and they have no qualms about spilling goy, or even jewish, blood in their machinations. But in the end they are all on the same side and will circle the wagons against any attempt by goyim to usurp their power. This is the situation right now between Germany and Russia, and between Democrats and Republicans.

    So, to paraphrase:

    The ashkenazi jews running Russia hold the keys to the ashkenazi jews running Germany getting enough power to break out of the orbit of the ashkenazi jews running the EU, the US and Israel.

  44. Alfred says:
    @Seraphim

    Australia is still a British colony

    Nominally, I agree with you. But in practice, every newly-elected Australian prime minister rushes off to Washington to swear allegiance.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @Silicon Silence
  45. @GMC

    – More exactly Russia still holds part of East Germany (Königsberg) and Poland occupies the rest. What was your point again?
    – The death squads in (((Ukraine))) are not Banderites (who have not forgotten the (((NKVD))) prison and the cathedral of Lemberg).
    – Every European country (except Austria, Finland and the Netherlands IOW the net payers) has a vital interest in subverting German-Russian rapprochement if only for the extortion proceeds (much the same for Israel).
    – Countries between Germany and Russia have nowhere to turn but USrael.

    NATO has become the new definition of insanity.

    • Replies: @HeebHunter
    , @GMC
  46. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Yup, you had your one chance with Whitlam back in 75.

    One thing that I’ve found astonishing is the degree that Australia has, not fallen for, rather embraced, the Covid scam. The carefully nurtured image of an independent, resilient and resourceful people is utter bullshit.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  47. Spanky says:
    @Sparkylyle92

    Yet another good laugh this morning…

    You and @Iris ought to chat.

  48. I always considered

    If you want peace, prepare for war

    To be Roman since it was Latin

    I worry Lavrov is so much better educated than his Western interlocutors

    Certainly Russia has a great Foreign Minister. If only Germany had Genscher

  49. Schuetze says:
    @Alfred

    Those of us who believe that weather and climate engineering is a continually ongoing operation also believe that this cold wave in Texas is not just bad luck. Mike Morales was talking about ship tracks in the pacific when the polar vortex first split, and the split vortex is highly abnormal. It likely was caused by ionospheric heating and the cold front directed directly at the deplorables in flyover country.

    Texas went for Trump and is a bastion of “white supremacists”. There is also an entire country that is still atoning for their white supremacy and the 6 gorrillion gassed and cremated money changers. Germany will face its own freeze, next winter if not this one.

    Just as with the Texas freeze, and just like the plandemic, the planning goes back decades. Clearly stifling German manufacturing prowess is the goal of making the energy infrastructure fragile, just as with Texas. And just as this cold front is having a devastating impact on agriculture in Texas, so will it in Germany and Northern Europe too.

    We are all Kulaks now.

    • Agree: Ugetit, GMC
    • Replies: @Alfred
    , @Peripatetic Itch
  50. It is extremely important that any amerimutt agent in Europe must have their skulls bashed in. The stake for humanity is too high.

    Luckily, they are already seen as subhumans to Europeans with working braincells. And the Corona Hoax put survival back on the top of the list. BRD GmbH has lost legitimacy because of this farce. And real, tangible German welfare (Nord Stream 2) will not be stopped short of the amerimutts exposing themselves yet again. And this time, it will be the straw that breaks the (((camels))) back.

    Oh, and where I live, nobody knows who “Nalvany” is. I will make sure people be informed of his criminal records if they ask me 🙂

  51. @nokangaroos

    Countries between Germany and Russia have nowhere to turn but USrael.

    The well deserved fate for huwhite niggers. Maybe they shouldnt have dunked in the Holohoax too hard.
    And you are being too broad. Only pooland and the serbs subverted the Axis war efforts in the regions. Most of Eastern Europe hates pooland anyway. The whole Visegrad/V4 chest beating was absolutely hilarious, just like the (((trump))) theater. Holohoax Kino no.2 would lead Europe back to ethno nationalism? Pffft.

    Wenn ich das seh
    Werd ich echt sauer
    Polackenlummel
    Schreien “white power”

    Lol 🤣😂

    • LOL: nokangaroos
  52. @Schuetze

    Man, the whole kikes controlling the whole wotld schtick is tiresome. If you really believe that, then just screw the optics and go in. It wouldnt count as suicide (or would it? God knows what you are doing, always).

    We can beat them and sent them to the hell where they belong. It will be a generations spanning struggle though.

    Oh, Ferkel is a poolish kike, FYI. You dont need to add “communist” to that, it is redundant.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  53. MLK says:

    As I predicted in real time, the Navalny drama was a risibly obvious pretext for delaying Nord Stream II until Trump was gone.

    Less incisive observers were perplexed that Putin would allow him to go to Germany, seemingly opening himself up to another poisoning hoo-ha. I can’t be the only one to have figured out that Navalny was the hostage to ensure Putin kept his end of the anti-Trump bargain.

    Soon enough Nord Stream II will come on line and the salient question of what the USG got in return for delivering Germany and Russia this long-term geopolitical win will be memory-holed.

    Indeed, Clinton-Bush-Obama-PAUSE-Biden will get back to what can only be described as geopolitical treason that is deepening the Strategic Alliance they drove Russia into with China.

  54. The ball is actually in Berlin’s court….

    That’s good on them. It sounds great. Now, if the Germans would only please expel all American troops, then we Americans could extricate ourselves from Nordstream and all the rest of that mess.

    We’ve got our own problems.

    Once American meddling ceases, I have zero fear that, Berlin, Moscow and Beijing might suddenly discover a general confluence of interests. If there is a confluence presently, the confluence is chiefly a side-effect of persistent American interference.

    So we Americans should just stop. American interference helps nothing. It helps American interests least of all.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  55. anon[264] • Disclaimer says:

    Rabid Atlanticists argue that non-entity Navalny is directly related to Nord Stream 2. Nonsense: Navalny was built (italics mine) by the usual suspects as a battering ram to undermine Nord Stream 2.

    “Italics mine”. That’s funny.

    Pepe, you’re not supposed to let us know you are passing on prepared texts. If you feel like emphasizing something go ahead and just do it. This “italics mine” ruins the entire experience.

    Nice touch, btw, with the Latin link! I bet you read that in full, right?

    People, you’re entire rights, your entire way of life is being reengineered in your own countries. Stop wasting time on geopolitical theatre. Pepe gets paid for this, this is his job. Are you getting paid for reading his crap, emphasis included?

    • Replies: @CyrusTheGreat
  56. Ugetit says:
    @stevennonemaker88

    The Chinese are looking out for their own wealth and power, and have cooperated closely with American elites for decades.

    British “elite” aka dope peddlers, slavers, and usurers as well.

    Who can doubt that they had plenty of help from slavish, whining, paranoid, and greedy myrmidons?

    [Around 1939], some 18,000 refugee Jews, mainly Ashkenazim of German origin were living in Shanghai.

    -Stanley Jackson, The Sassoons, p253, (1968)

    https://archive.org/details/sassoons00jack/page/252/mode/2up

    Food, shelter, medical care, schools for children and houses of worship had also to be provided, and Victor [Sassoon] made himself personally responsible for providing free milk to all refugee families. Jobs were, however, the top priority. He placed many immigrants in his own offices and associated concerns, while using gentle pressure on other employers. It was characteristic of him to remind the refugees, many of them stateless, that they now owed loyalty to those who were giving them sanctuary. As a result, about two hundred and fifty fighting men were soon being trained under a Jewish commander for the Shanghai Volunteer Corps.

    -Stanley Jackson, The Sassoons, pp 237-8, (1968)

    https://archive.org/details/sassoons00jack/page/236/mode/2up?q=refugee

    Who would be surprised to find that virtually all volunteered to serve in the Quartermaster, Military Intelligence, or Propaganda Corps?

    Even Japanese leadership attempted to kiss their butts, to no avail, since they were competition as well.

    • Replies: @stevennonemaker88
  57. Aedib says:

    And then, the Sun Tzu-style clincher: “If you want peace, prepare for war.”

    It is not a Sun Tzu’s sentence. It is an ancient Roman sentence.

    “Si vis pacem, para bellum” Vegetius.

  58. Jake says:
    @Chris Moore

    Russia indeed holds the key to German sovereignty, because the Anglo-Zionist Empire will always act to keep Germany in its pocket. The same holds true for France. They either will come to mutually beneficial terms with Russia, or they will continue to serve Anglo-Zionism’s desires to grab The One Ring To Rule Them All.

  59. El Dato says:
    @Sparkylyle92

    This must be the new replacement for the “Moon Hoax” meme.

    The good news is nuclear weapons don’t exist, just another hoax.

    Your young age leads you to brash generalizations. Do not fret. There is much to learn. Here is something to get started.

    You were wondering whey there are so many nukes?

    Apart from the fact that it is an excellent way to transfer money into the MIC, it’s because you don’t attack cities (a strategy that became obsolete in the 50s), it’s because you attack multiple military targets, as fast and as massively as possible, and let loose while you still didn’t get nuked yourself. That’s the name of the game.

  60. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    You were warned back in 1999 (which of course flipped a couple of times comes up 6661, … Lol)

    It’s actually quite an innovative writing approach…

    • Replies: @Silicon Silence
  61. @Alfred

    “… every newly-elected Australian prime minister rushes off to Washington to swear allegiance.”– yes, but only with the owner’s permission. If Betty Windsor (c/o London) says “no’ then the Gov-gen sacks the dude — just ask old Gough Whitlam.

    • Agree: Seraphim
  62. @Majority of One

    You forgot the third Kaiser, Franz Josef Karl, who sold out the German peoples of Austria in an attempt to cement his reign over the Hungarian side of their multi-culti house. The Habsburgs were perhaps the worst allies Bismarck and Germany could have found.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
  63. Von Rho says:

    Why is so difficult for this guy to undestand that the Eurasian union among Russia, China and Germany will never occur? And that Western elite, that is light-years above, will never allow it. As British think-tank say, Russia is never as strong as it wants to appear nor as weak as we would wish, this being the reason why that country often gets some alms in order to keep those three geopolitical poles equidistantly suited. China, by its turn, is a creation of Western capitalism, which wants profits, not charity, then the “cooperation between nations” claimed by Chinese government to promote the new silk road (that now is slowed with pandemics – has the guy noticed this?) is a merely ideological speech. About Germany, we should firstly ask which of the three Germanies are we talking about: The Prussian one of WWI? The Bavarian-Austrian one of WWII and Trump? Or the Rhineland-Hanseatic one of EU? The guy shold accept that Trump losed, because he was already a looser, since when he was launched as a Trojan horse by those people who are light-years above him.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @antibeast
  64. I want to thank Russia for their concern for Trump voters human rights. We ‘re actually going to need that. As for Germany, will this happen with Merkel in charge? If so, I’ll be genuinely surprised and suspicious. Cecil Rhode’s little secret societies have been playing both Russia and Germany for over a century. The bankers of London with the help of Wall Street has financed all sides of all WW’s, and all subsequent radical regimes. Has that ended? Has the Roundtable been relegated to the ashbin yet? Has Putin figured out the riddle to rid the world of these monsters? One can hope, but one should never bank on it. Especially a guy name Vladimir Putin. Also the US is destroying itself from the inside, and it makes us extremely dangerous. Can Vlad talk us out of our nukes, biologicals, and Gate’s Foundation? Finally I do hope post Merkel Germany can do the split from NYC and London, and maybe give up its guilt mindset.

  65. A123 says:

    In the long term, the best strategy for Putin and the Orthodox Christians of Russia is:

    • Opposing Merkel’s IslamoGloboHomo
    • Helping Europe reclaim traditional Christian values
    ______

    Mutti Merkel is the #1 advocate of the Muslim invasion of Europe. She is the originator and #1 defender of the “Welcome Rape-ugees” program that has plunged multiple European nations into chaos.

    If completed, NordStream 2 will be nicknamed “Putin’s Folly”. As an orthodox Christian nation, the worst long term enemy Russia can have is an empowered, far-left, SJW Muslim block (a.k.a. IslamoGloboHomo). Making sexually deviant, sharia compliant, Berlin more powerful is guaranteed to blow up in Russia’s face at some point.

    Orthodox Christian Russia should align with other pro-Christian nations in Europe such as Poland and Hungary. This will require overcoming some historical baggage dating to WWII and earlier. Fortunately, the invading Islamic hordes, gives both sides more room to maneuver. A common, deadly, implacable enemy makes those past issues much less pressing.

    PEACE 😇

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
  66. GMC says:
    @nokangaroos

    Na , I was talkin about the part of East Germania that had the Wall. Konyberg the Empires last little chunk, has a very important location and could be gotten to, thru Belarus – if and when the time comes. But last time I was in Kyiv, the tents were still up, but the party was over and I did see a couple of red and black flags and yes the Donbass boys consider the Azov battalion – Nazis. And I totally agree – once those East Europe countries got on the EU, Nato, US welfare wagon, they weren’t worth a shit. Spacibo

  67. chris m says:

    And to say nothing regarding recent article on zero hedge
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/does-world-need-gold-backed-deutsche-mark
    Does The World Need A Gold-Backed Deutsche Mark?
    Mon, Feb 15, 2021 –

    It would seem that the answer to many of the Euro’s travails, particularly since the GFC of 2008/9
    And subsequent problems within the Eurozone itself (Greek and Italian debt crises)
    Would be for 1 or more country to leave the Euro zone altogether.
    Although the most likely option at the time (as favoured by the bookmakers et al)
    Was for one of the weaker countries (such as Greece, Italy etc) to leave first.

    The best option, as the above article points out,
    was always for Germany to leave the Euro and reinstate the DM
    as that event would eventually lead to the most beneficent results from everyones point of view
    and not just within Europe itself but ultimately the Rest of the World.

    There are also various Wikileaks cables pointing to this and other problems regarding relations between the Germany , Russia and the EU (if one cares to look ).
    Currently the default option is to let these crises run on indefinitely.

    But then might be the reason why Julian Assange is under armed guard at the moment and for the foreseeable future. So one wouldn’t be allowed to mention it.

    • Replies: @A123
  68. @El Dato

    You’re doing your case no favors by showing the cover photo of that book. It’s a pasteup. Look at the unnatural line of the crowd in the distance. It’s not a particularly good fake.
    One fake photo, no biggie. But virtually every photo purporting to show a nuclear test is fake, usually in obvious ways like this one. Why the fakes if it really happened?
    Here’s a challenge: if nukes are real, tell me where I can see a damn big hole in the ground left behind by a blast. Should be easy, there were literally thousands of tests.
    By contrast, I know nuclear reactors are real because I’ve driven past power plants with big wires going out and no pipelines or railroads going in. Logic.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @Theophrastus
  69. @V. K. Ovelund

    – Should the US abandon the Heartland Theory (“isolationism”), 80% of the World´s military spending would become moot overnight; do you have any idea what that would do to the stock market?!
    Never you fear, short of a comet there is no chance in hell of that occurring.
    Besides, apart from relaxation nothing much would happen …

    Israel would be gone in two weeks, and Little Britain would rejoin the EU before that;
    Berlin would move a bit closer to Moscow, depending on how jealous Paris gets.
    China would claim Mongolia and the Primorye and Priamurye,
    Japan the Kurils, but all in good humour;
    Moscow-Beijing will still cooperate in energy and the Northeast Passage, but the pressure north over the Amur will become noticeable (after all, they will argue, Russia had well over a century to develop the region and didn´t)
    Greece will lose a few islands, so will Little Britain;
    Revolution at least in Kuwait, Brunei and Bahrain, probably more;

    One can dream 😀

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
    , @Sirius
  70. Two thirds of Germany’s 1500 tonne gold reserves are being held hostage by the US government.

    Germany can ask about getting it repatriated, but it will not happen. The gold is Germany’s, but in name only. The Western banking cartel is holding it as leverage.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
    • Thanks: Majority of One
  71. @Von Rho

    About Germany, we should firstly ask which of the three Germanies are we talking about:

    Nice try but a bit short 😛
    Why, of course the one and only legitimate one, the All-German delegates in St. Paul´s church in Frankfurt 1848.

    • Replies: @Von Rho
  72. @El Dato

    As far as the Apollo hoax, you don’t need to be particularly knowlegable or smart to decode it. Just verify that the mainstream narrative says that astronauts in Mercury, Gemini and ISS programs could see the stars, but Apollo astronauts “don’t remember seeing any stars” as Collins says in the A11 press conference. Well which is it? Can you see stars from space or not? And if you can, why not snap a photo or two of stars from the moon?
    Our rulers have no respect for our intelligence. If they did they wouldn’t claim to have lost 200 boxes of Apollo digital video.
    Prediction: Artemis will never happen.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
  73. Lavrov was clear that war is always better avoided. But history shows it is hard to avoid, even if the aspiration is for peace. Mankind is still on the treadmill of war, getting off it has proven impossible in the past. But it is imperative we do get off.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  74. Miro23 says:

    A more sovereign Germany closer to Russia and China may be the straw that breaks the hegemon’s back.

    There are alternative straws that could break the hegemon’s back. For example the failure of the US Ponzi-scheme economy. (Ref. the neglected Off-Guardian article linked by Emslander https://off-guardian.org/2021/01/22/the-old-lady-who-swallowed-a-fly/ )

    Or gun control efforts that turn chaotic.

  75. Alfred says:
    @SafeNow

    A masterpiece, yes, but it is 1,700 pages

    I read it a few years ago. It was on discount in Melbourne. It was so unremarkable that there is little that I remember of it. Except for the description of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph. I am hardly surprised that the eminent author could not think of a way of ending the book. 🙂

    • LOL: Fred777
  76. Alfred says:
    @Schuetze

    Here is a simple explanation of what is happening now that we are in a solar minimum.

    The real experts on the oceans and how they function were at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. It was in 1956 when they published A theory of Ice Age by Maurice Ewing and William Donn. They were the most influential oceanographers to date, yet the Global Warming people have completely ignored their work and bastardized it for political gain. The core of what they unveiled was that if the Arctic Ocean would get warmer and the ice melted, this would signal an Ice Age, not the sinking of coastal cities. A warmer Arctic Ocean would mean that water would flow more freely between it and the Atlantic, dissipating the cold making the Atlantic colder. There is the key to an Ice Age. If all the ice melted in the Arctic Ocean leaving open water that was then warmer by mixing with the Atlantic, then a warmer Arctic Ocean surrounded by colder land around it would produce evaporation and that water would then return back to the land as snow. More snow that falls in Greenland and Northern Canada is what makes glaciers grow deeper. When the Arctic Ocean is covered in ice, then there is NO EVAPORATION and thus we do not move into an Ice Age.

    Why Global Warming was a Total Farce & it’s Now Incorporated into the Great Reset | Armstrong Economics

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  77. Johan says:

    I’d keep an eye on China, Mammon marching the Chinese way.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  78. A123 says:
    @chris m

    The best option, as the above article poins out, was always for Germany to leave the Euro and reinstate the DM

    The problem is that German Elites like the locked in, exploitable export markets that the EURO provides. German exports in Europe would immediately plummet without the artificial subsidy provided by the TARGET 2 system. You can look at any chart to see German value extraction in process.
     
     

    As long as German Elite Banks and MegaCorporations benefit from the implicit EURO subsidy they will not leave voluntarily. They will have to be forced out by one or more sovereign periphery nations acting in their own interest. When Italian Euro Printers go BBBrrrrrr…. German Elites will lose control. Only then will Germany will flee the Euro.

    PEACE 😇

  79. @El Dato

    Well that’s the thing. You don’t need a nuke to take out a military target. Obliterating entire cities is the point of such a weapon. For smaller strikes you have ordinary explosives. Far cheaper, far more effective.

    The best way to transfer money to MIC would be to have 7000 “nuclear weapons” on paper only, while spending the money on something real, something useful. Nukes are just another global warming, moon landing, environmental hoax. The recipe for these things should be quit obvious for anyone bothering to look. Fantastical claims only rivaled by fantastical fear. And the public needs to pay up!

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
  80. antibeast says:
    @Von Rho

    Why is so difficult for this guy to understand that the Eurasian union among Russia, China and Germany will never occur? And that Western elite, that is light-years above, will never allow it. As British think-tank say, Russia is never as strong as it wants to appear nor as weak as we would wish, this being the reason why that country often gets some alms in order to keep those three geopolitical poles equidistantly suited.

    A ‘Eurasian union’ between Germany and China is possible but not with Russia whose assigned role as the greatest ‘threat’ to Europe serves as the raison d’etre of NATO to ‘divide and rule’ Europe, especially in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Without the ‘threat’ of Russia, Europe would not need NATO which would cease to exist.

    China, by its turn, is a creation of Western capitalism, which wants profits, not charity, then the “cooperation between nations” claimed by Chinese government to promote the new silk road (that now is slowed with pandemics – has the guy noticed this?) is a merely ideological speech.

    No, it is not ‘merely ideological speech’ as proven by the recently signed EU-China investment treaty which could result in stronger EU-China economic ties, thus implying a de-facto ‘Eurasian union’ between Germany and China.

    The guy should accept that Trump lost, because he was already a loser, since when he was launched as a Trojan horse by those people who are light-years above him.

    Trump was hired to dupe the White Working Class in the USA while his son-in-law Kushner acted behind the scenes to serve the interests of a Foreign Power in the Middle East. That Foreign Power used Trump as a Trojan Horse to seize control of the US Republican Party which is now 100% beholden to Trump.

    • Replies: @Von Rho
    , @Seraphim
  81. @Schuetze

    the split vortex is highly abnormal. It likely was caused by ionospheric heating and the cold front directed directly at the deplorables in flyover country.

    All done by that HAARP machine, right? Or did Angela Merkel do it with those Illuminati hand signals you were so on about in Comment 44?

    Your “ionospheric heating” (so termed become you want us to think of a satanic hand) is properly called a sudden stratospheric warming. It’s been associated with sudden outbreaks of cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere for many years. There was one in January, 2019 and another in January, 1985:

    The January 1985 Arctic outbreak was the result of the shifting of the polar vortex further south than is normally seen. Blocked from its normal movement, polar air from the north pushed into nearly every section of the eastern half of the United States, shattering record lows in a number of states. The effects of the outbreak were damaging. At least 126 deaths were blamed on the cold snap and 90 percent of the citrus crop in Florida was destroyed in what the state called the “Freeze of the Century.” Florida’s citrus industry suffered $1.2 billion in losses ($2.3 billion in 2009 dollars) as a result of the inclement weather. The public inauguration of President Ronald Reagan for his second term was held in the Capitol Rotunda instead of outside due to the cold weather, canceling the inaugural parade in the process.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/02/01/a-displaced-polar-vortex-and-its-causes/

    Unfortunately (for your theory) the HAARP machine was only completed in 2007, so we’ll have to pin that one on Miss Angela for sure. As for this year, the sudden stratospheric warming preceding the outbreak of cold weather occurred in early January, before the inauguration. About the time of the “Insurrection” actually. Maybe Sleepy Joe snuck into the control center while Trump was giving his Rally speech? Used that “Mario Kart” console his grand-daughter gave him for Christmas, no doubt.
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/18/the-stratosphere-has-warmed-profoundly-this-month-what-are-the-implications/

    The breakdown of the polar vortex is an extreme event known as a Sudden stratospheric warming, here the vortex completely breaks down and an associated warming of 30-50 degrees Celsius over a few days can occur.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/10/29/new-wuwt-polar-vortex-reference-page/

    Here’s a simulation video showing the sudden stratospheric warming that preceded the cold outbreak two years ago. No way you’re going to pin that massive event on HAARP. Or Honest Joe Biden.

  82. A more sovereign Germany

    Thing is, to attain sovereignty, Germany must kick out the occupiers. As Soviet Union voluntarily withdrew its troops ~30 years ago, this is now a question of kicking out the US occupying forces. To do this, Germany needs a leader who cannot be blackmailed by the Empire. Mutti does not qualify.

    • Agree: HeebHunter
  83. Schuetze says:
    @HeebHunter

    “Ferkel is a poolish kike”

    A quick search does not produce any convincing evidence unlike for Trump and Putin. Not that I doubt it.

    As far as “kikes controlling the world” goes, I am afraid I do believe that. Perhaps they just represent the majority of the “oligarchs”, but just as with the Boschevics, it is the Ashkenazi who are really calling the shots. All the goyim are there for show.

    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  84. @nokangaroos

    … do you have any idea what that would do to the stock market?!

    I have barely a clue.

    [MORE]

    To the extent to which PE ratios are in fact rationally connected to returns on investment, I presume that stocks will find levels at which their PEs are performant—which is exactly what stocks ought to do. On the other hand, to the extent to which PE ratios are (whether rationally or irrationally) corruptly manipulated and artificially elevated by the Fed’s absorption of speculators’ losses, stock prices should fall, and the sooner, the better.

    I have no idea what the balance of these two tendencies is.

    … China would claim Mongolia and the Primorye and Priamurye, Japan the Kurils, but all in good humour …

    I used to think that the United States missed a golden opportunity to disengage at the end of the Cold War, but the opportunity now is better. The U.S. is obviously in decline, and yet easily strong enough to defend her interests at home. It’s ideal.

    If the U.S. would just withdraw and stay withdrawn for 15 years, foreigners would be forced to assume that the U.S. were no longer very capable of helping or interfering—after which various foreigners would have figure out various ways to solve their own problems without involving the U.S.

    Ideally, the U.S. would become as irrelevant to Eurasian power mechanics as Laos is, say, to lunar exploration.

    Regarding Mongolia, the U.S. has neither a vital interest nor a practical ability to intervene. The correct U.S. response to a Chinese invasion of Mongolia would be a U.S. invasion of Panama, kicking the Chinese out of the Canal.

  85. @anon

    Your Level of Illiteracy (italics mine) is in Total Clear Display.

  86. @Peripatetic Itch

    Sorry to question the vision of the almighty US gov, but it is all about the ongoing pole shift.
    Poles are wandering towards the equator, and the cold weather with them.
    The cold spell over Jerusalem and Houston should be coupled with a similar phenomenon somewhere behind 30 degrees S.
    We are 30 degrees from the catastrophe.

  87. Schuetze says:
    @Alfred

    I follow Armstrong and enjoy listening to his interviews. I agree with him that “global warming” is not due to Co2. My problem with Armstrong is that he always stops any real investigation into the motives behind this scam with some blanket explanation about how politicians are idiots and kooks. There is much more going on here, and most politicians are following orders. Armstrong’s problem is that he people who are ordering politicians around are the same ones who order him around. But he won’t tell us that. This is why he will never talk about weather engineering.

  88. Schuetze says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    Your carrying over of vendettas from one thread to another makes it hard for me to interpret precisely what your point is. HAARP was set up in Alaska long before 2007. We cannot know exactly what tools were used to create this cold front blasting through flyover country, we can only try to connect the dots. I don’t rule out the possibility that this weather anomaly was an unforeseen side effect of some other manipulation, or even the result of weather warfare by the Chinese, the Russians or even the Kazarians. But I am convinced that governments across the planet are manipulating weather and using it as clandestine warfare as well.

    If we look at the goals of WEF, the plandemic, “the great reset”, “climate justice” and “food justice” it is clear that their agenda is all very anti-white, anti-middle class, and anti-resiliance . Freezing, starving and economically devastating Texas, and later Germany, all align with these goals. The motive is established. The crime scene is under our noses. Now we just need to find the murder weapon.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  89. @Schuetze

    HAARP was set up in Alaska long before 2007

    Not before that January, 1985 polar incursion:

    Work on the HAARP facility began in 1993. The current working IRI was completed in 2007

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-frequency_Active_Auroral_Research_Program

    Sorry, but your flippant reliance on what you call “tells” — Angela Merkel’s well known hand gestures, or a dying woman’s hand contractures — tends to bring disrepute on the entire blog as well as your entirely valid arguments about the great reset. Do some actual research on weather phenomena that recur regularly over much of human history before going off half-cocked.

    We cannot know exactly what tools were used to create this cold front blasting through flyover country, we can only try to connect the dots.

    Your assuming what you need to prove. Weather and climate changes happen naturally. They are not man-made. They don’t need “tools.” No more than the hurricanes that hit Texas last year.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Troll: Schuetze
  90. @Anon

    Yes. Great comment.
    Hence, Zuckerberg marries Chan.

    The Jew fully intends to play the race card. In the search for a new host, a parasite will do Anything to keep a constant supply of blood.

    • Replies: @Anon
  91. @Jim Christian

    I.’m no demographer but WW2 cost them 20 million maybe 30. WW1 a million or 2. Soviet massacres in the Holodymr and the overall Red Terror 20__30 million.
    My guess is that without the instability and insanity of Jewish funded and executed Bolshevism, Russia would have 200 to 250 million now.

    Now, if past is prologue, how many Americans’ will be alive in 50 years?
    Considering Gates, an openly avowed Satanist, owns significant amounts of farmland in American I know what is coming. They always telegraph their actions. Always.

    • Agree: Theophrastus
    • Replies: @stevennonemaker88
  92. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    The Nazis crimes were no joke, although those of the UK and USA are far greater. The Germans must drop the eternal penitence, apologise to ALL the victims of the Nazis, not just the Jews, and, like true friends, speak truth to the Zionazis regarding their abominable behaviour. Before it’s too late. King Bibi is preparing a New Masada for his people.

  93. @Sirius

    A truly nauseating spectacle is to see a FoxNews guppy-mouth screeching in outrage that China dared sanction Pompeo the Beast. The hypocrisy goes far, far, beyond the galactic to some vast extent and degree known only to psychopaths-and the US elites are the very best. Exceptional, in fact.

    • Thanks: Sirius
    • LOL: Showmethereal
  94. @Schuetze

    He has a pension that he depends on from a very, very, very vindicative government.
    Just ask Conrad Black if you have any doubts.
    He is a great analyst but must stop short. What he would say over a coffee in private is another matter.

  95. Miro23 says:
    @AnonFromTN

    A more sovereign Germany

    Thing is, to attain sovereignty, Germany must kick out the occupiers. As Soviet Union voluntarily withdrew its troops ~30 years ago, this is now a question of kicking out the US occupying forces. To do this, Germany needs a leader who cannot be blackmailed by the Empire. Mutti does not qualify.

    Disconnecting from the NWO is not so easy. The ZioGlob CIA seems to be much deeper entrenched in Germany than the Soviets ever where. It’s not just Merkel – blackmail, bribes and threats extend through government and media in the UK and France and Western Europe. For example it’s plain to see, that the populations of the UK and France do not want mass non-European immigration but it still continues. The UK public doesn’t like the Woke agenda but the government (both parties) and the BBC force it onto them. The Germany public is tired of Muslim immigration and client CIA media but it’s what they get.

    It all mirrors the source – the US ZioGlob CIA. Trump was supposed to “drain the swamp” but in fact he was just as blackmailable and powerless as Merkel.

    So the real government of the US and Western Europe resides in Davos, Switzerland, and is the Kissinger, corporate/client-political/media elite, which is currently orchestrating the Covid-19 panic (their “Great Reset”) mass removal of citizen’s rights in the countries they control. If you are obliged to wear a facemask, then you live in their Empire (note that for the Chinese and Russians they’re optional – and most of their businesses are open).

    And if you accept that the Achilles Heel of the Soviet Union was its failed economy – eventual leading to its collapse – then, in this respect, the US may be following in its footsteps. If/when the US implodes then Western Europe will in a sense be set free, and IMO much better placed to assess it’s genuine national interests.

  96. @Bill Jones

    Our one chance, 72-75, destroyed by Uncle Satan and his local minions. All downhill since, and accelerating. When climate destabilisation renders Indonesia uninhabitable, we’ll be replaced as we replaced the blackfellas. Nemesis.

  97. @Ugetit

    Exactly right. While their are a few very decent Jews, you tend to find them at the root of most global evil in the last couple hundred years.

  98. @Schuetze

    Putin’s mother was a Jew: Proof, Schuetze?

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  99. Schuetze says:
    @Majority of One

    Proof? Prove to me that you won’t merely deny proof because you are a fool.

    https://lorddreadnought.livejournal.com/3483.html

    “Putin’s maternal grandfather was a Jew involved in the bolshevik revolution, his paternal grandfather worked all his life as the chef of Lenin and Stalin. His paternal grandfather, Spiridon Ivanovich Putin (1879–1965), was employed at Vladimir Lenin‘s dacha at Gorki as a cook, and after Lenin’s death in 1924, he continued to work for Lenin’s wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya. He would later cook for Joseph Stalinwhen the Soviet leader visited one of his dachas in the Moscow region. Spiridon later was employed at a dacha belonging to the Moscow City Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, at which the young Putin would visit him.

    His other grandfather was a jew from a Ukranian village and a bolshevik activist.
    Putin was put into power by the Federation Of Jewish Organizations In Russia. The Jewish Chairman of this organization Abramovich stated in a 2005 interview that Putin could obtain Israeli citizenship if he wanted as an ethnic Jew. And that his mother was a Jew Shelomova. This makes Putin full Jewish by Jewish law.“

    http://www.quora.com/Was-Vladimir-Putins-mother-Jewish

    “There is a document – an application for issuing a new passport of Russian citizen Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich of December 30, 2000, which indicates the citizenship of the parents. According to official data, Father – Putin Vladimir Spiridonovich – Russian, and mother – Shelomova Maria Ivanovna – Jewish.”

    • LOL: Rdm
  100. Alfred says:
    @Schuetze

    But he won’t tell us that.

    Armstrong is treading a narrow path. He has already spent 7 years in prison on false accusations. He only got let out because the Supreme Court wanted to look at his case.

    You will also notice that he never mentions Israel or Jews. He repeats the official version of 9/11 incessantly as though to protect himself. He knows that he is being carefully watched and must behave accordingly. I cannot blame him for being fearful.

  101. Petermx says:

    Good article and German sovereignty would be good for Europe and the world. For one thing, it would reduce the hostility to Russia, which has been a force for good in the middle east and is reluctant about using military power (as all countries should be) while the US blows up countries thousands of miles away from themselves, telling the world everything in the world is relevant to US interests and the US doesn’t hesitate to use the US military to protect its interests.

  102. mcohen says:

    Merkel nice vlad nice elvis nice

  103. Papa says:

    Interesting article. Though it leaves wanting the other half of the equation: the Sino-Russian relationship. This geo-political Euro strategy requires Russia to have someone to play off of and most undoubtedly China knows that Russia knows this.

  104. @Sparkylyle92

    Exactly. Artemis, a twin sister of Apollo…. how could she be more real than he?
    Besides, Apollo was a god of manufacturing, of arts and poetry – so you should have been expecting to get some product of such MANUFACTURING too.
    If the mission had been a serious Moon mission, it would have been named Selene (the goddess of Moon), or in this mold.
    Just to show you how the name givers think.They convey the real meaning through names, sometimes at least.

    There is an asteroid probe cruising around Sun, named OSIRIS-REX. If you know why, you know everything 😉
    The world is much simpler than you think, simpler even than Matrix, but you are not expected to know.
    Sadly, people make the matter too easy for architects – the game is too easy for them already, and their task is to put some sands into their machinery. And yet there is a judge (and this is not ZOG), but people are terribly failing at showing that they are worthy of salvation. Where is the camp of saints? Nowhere in sight…

    BTW, Musk operation is not about Mars, but Earth. He is to terraform Earth, should such a need arise in future. I finally got it when I read some interview with him where he claimed that his “Mars” business is his most important one. And yet this is a business with no products at all, so you know this is not a business really.
    To put things together, I already knew that the Soviet Mars probe, Phobos 2, was shoot down over Mars in March 1989 (Musk never mentions this) …. and soon the great political changes of the 1989 autumn followed on Earth. Besides, the name itself, Phobos, suggests fear that the Mars moons brought into the hearts of the name givers, when they realized that from a gravity point of view the moons should have different trajectories.

    https://slate.com/technology/2012/01/phobos-grunt-the-u-s-didn-t-shoot-down-russia-s-mars-probe-but-it-could-have.html

    Here another Phobos goes down in flames, this time already over Earth. Clearly we are not wanted on Mars! Musk knows this, especially as he was himself (his ‘spaceship’) burned few times too. Earth is indeed a prison planet…
    … therefore, enjoy the movie!

    For your consolation, the powers exist which make ZOG itself to shiver and tremble.

    • Troll: Sparkylyle92
  105. @Schuetze

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_Angela_Merkel#:~:text=The%20family%20of%20Angela%20Merkel,name%20to%20Kasner%20in%201930.

    http://www.4crests.com/kazmierczak-coat-of-arms.html

    Anyway, if the kikes had already had truly conquered Earth, we should have seen a version of “I have no mouth and I must scream” planetwide.
    That is not the case. Even if they win for a short time on Earth, hell is eternal, and every kike and wilful golem is bound to go there.

  106. TheIdiot says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    “Does this surprise some people, to wit, the fact that Germany is not a sovereign nation?”
    You cannot say that in Germany without enduring consequences

    Is Russia a sovereign nation?
    The only nation to conquer Berlin, 3 times, and exit it 3 Times, willingly, without a shot fired

    The absolute and unquestioned idiocy of the latter nation surely surpasses that of the former

    Russia needs no friends and “partners” other than those two prescribed by Alexander III –
    “Army and Navy”

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @Skeptikal
  107. @Schuetze

    That nose is typically Slavic.
    Please notice the nose is warping in.
    Shabes deckle does mean anything.
    Once I was at Jewish funeral and they forced me to wear it.

  108. TheIdiot says:
    @GeeBee

    “I have heard rumours that there is a clause in the USA’s German occupation that will only expire in the year 2099, and which more or less decrees that Germany is no more than a USA satrapy, and that this clause is only revealed to incoming German Chancellors. “

    This is not a secret any longer, it has been formally disclosed by the retired German Secret Service General Gerd-Helmut Comossa in his memoirs that had to be published outside Germany for the very reason of that disclosure.

    • Replies: @GeeBee
    , @Skeptikal
  109. @Sparkylyle92

    Here are just a few images from the Nevada Test Site.

    • Replies: @Sparkylyle92
  110. anon[201] • Disclaimer says:

    Per the WSJ, Germany has near equal amount of annual trade with the US and China, so they are caught right in the middle. Germany exports to China 3x more than France and Italy combined. Their automakers are esp. dependent on the Chinese market:
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-china-tensions-leave-germany-squirming-in-the-middle-11592989132

    But Germans are now much less enthusiastic about the U.S. than other Europeans, according to recent polls. That reflects both antipathy toward President Trump and unease about past U.S. policies, from the Iraq war to the National Security Agency’s spying on European citizens and leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    Germans now see their country’s relationship with China as equally important to their relationship with the U.S., according to a survey published last month by the Pew Research Center.

    Germans “are fairly cynical about shared values with the U.S.,” said Mareike Ohlberg, senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin.

    There are currently two factions within Germany vying to succeed Merkel when she steps down this year as Germany’s Chancellor. One faction wants closer ties to the US, the other to China. It’s not clear which side will win.

    At an international security conference last year in Germany, then SoS Mike Pompeo and defense secretary Mark Espers tried to talk up the danger and evilness of China to keep Europe from forging closer ties with China. Both received a cool reception, with Jared and Ivanka Kushner the only two people in the audience to give them a standing ovation.

    Germany is a politcal schizo at the moment. One side is well aware of the danger of the JWO, the other only seeks to kowtow and despises China. We shall see who succeeds Merkel.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
    , @HeebHunter
  111. @TheIdiot

    Russia needs no friends and “partners” other than those two prescribed by Alexander III –
    “Army and Navy”

    Today air force should be added to these two. Other than that – you are right.

  112. Anonymous[414] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mikael_

    Interesting take on that. So no Nord steam will mean either higher natural gas prices for Germany and so a uncompetitive economy as power is a critical part of a economy and a lock-on for coal power production. ( Since they decided no nuclear) What i hear you say? Germany will go to zero carbon by 2050 but their is no engineering possible to achieved this. More and more wind power I hear you say.
    A very good website
    https://notrickszone.com/
    Wind power is VERY unpopular and it almost recently crashed the German grid aka Texas.

    https://notrickszone.com/2021/02/06/major-winter-storm-threatens-germanys-power-freezing-hell-threatens-if-already-rickety-grid-collapses/

    So cancel Nord stream and Germany becomes un competitive ( They already have the highest tariffs rates in Europe) and somewhere along the line then watch while thousands perish when ‘the grid’ breaks down due to unreliable green power. I must say it might take something like this to finally show how weak the anthropogenic carbon dioxide warming theory/premise is.
    Example, now is the polar vortex (scam)
    https://notrickszone.com/2021/02/09/journal-nature-refutes-piks-fantasy-rich-science-that-a-warmer-arctic-causes-extreme-cold-snaps/

    The final one is that we should not worry about higher temps when plenty of scientific ( peered reviewed) papers tell us NOT TO.

    https://notrickszone.com/2021/01/14/what-global-warming-148-new-2020-scientific-papers-affirm-recent-non-warming-a-degrees-warmer-past/

    • Disagree: Badger Down
    • Replies: @Mikael_
  113. @Joel Ryan

    Good article, though it could argued that U.S. hegemony only falls with a comprehensive military defeat, i.e. massive troop mobilization crushed, navy/air force decimated,

    The United States for now tries to avoid a direct military confrontation precisely because this will lead to initial American defeat by conventional means, which will necessitate escalation (for political reasons) towards nuclear threshold on the American side. Admitting this, however well camouflaged by militant rhetoric from the US, is in itself a defeat. As long as this is understood within US political top and decision making circles, we may hope for a relatively peaceful America’s departure, which, actually, we are witnessing this very minute. Modern United States are dangerous not because they are strong, but because they are weak. So, the actual defeat has been already sustained and both sides know it. But since American political discourse, especially domestically, is tawdry in the extreme, grandiose statements and self-aggrandizing will continue for some time. The final outcome, however, is not in doubt anymore.

    • Agree: Sparkylyle92
    • Replies: @Sparkylyle92
    , @Tom Gregg
  114. Anon[256] • Disclaimer says:
    @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    I still don’t understand why Unz allows comments which call out the Corruption of Zionist Israel, International Bank$ters, and the Jewish Mafia…? This is the only website I know of that doesn’t censor people for naming “jewish” supremacy, oppression and subversion. Is this a trap…can anyone explain?

  115. @Schuetze

    Youtube Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Remarks Following Senate Impeachment Vote ….. and watch Mitch McConnel do the hand jive also.

  116. Von Rho says:
    @nokangaroos

    Frankfurt… In other words, the Rhineland-Hanseatic branch, the most pro-globalist of them, since the times of gnostic Meister Eckhart. Not without reason, French was widely spoken in that region before Bismarck’s union.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  117. @Theophrastus

    What’s your point? Those craters are 2-3X the road width. A few railcars of ANFO makes a bigger hole than that.
    Tell me where I can see a half mile at least diameter crater. My terms are liberal. For example, I’d accept flying over it or viewing it from a mountain 10 miles away, whatever.
    If you were just reinforcing my point, sorry for the brusque response.

  118. @Silicon Silence

    Apologies for missing image — perhaps this will work better.

    The book is:
    Satan, CEO__Minutes of the Centennial General Meeting
    Schaetzel, Stanley
    ISBN 10: 1863161384 / ISBN 13: 9781863161381
    Published by Prospect Media, 1998/99

  119. @Andrei Martyanov

    Interestingly, the US acts like it doesn’t even care anymore.
    The navy persists in sailing sitting ducks aka aircraft carriers. Using F-18s only now they have less combat power than when F-14s, A6s and F-18s were used. Soon to be less yet when F-35s take over.
    The F-35 project is a joke. It’s so slow because the Marines wanted space for a lift fan like a Harrier. So cross section of two engine plane + thrust of one engine plane = slow. I don’t believe it. I think they gave it one engine because it’s cheaper to build. They don’t care about performance, they’re only going to use it to bluff and bomb third world countries.
    The day the US attacks Iran, let alone China or Russia, is the day the dollar crashes. The professionals in the Pentagon know this. But there’s no telling what orders they might receive.

    • Agree: showmethereal
    • Replies: @showmethereal
  120. Von Rho says:
    @antibeast

    But what you said means that the Eurasian union will not happen anymore, since that is USA who will thread the connection between the extremities of Mackinder’s Rimland, even if freigth will go on by high speed trains (ships are being demolished in Asia). The former clown at White House maybe was tasked, with his “nationalism”, to begin the dismantling of the world manufacturing chain in order to prepare the new scenario in the backstage, even if he surely did not have the less idea about what would happen. As Sean Penn said, playing Mick Cohen, a business worths till when is time of insurance pay for it.

    • Replies: @antibeast
  121. @Schuetze

    If she were Jewish, Putin’s mother would have Miriam for a middle name and not the archetypically Christian “Maria”. As a general rule, Jews would have no truck with that name. Mariam, on the other hand is a rather common Jewish name.

    • Agree: Von Rho, Alfred
    • Replies: @Alfred
  122. Von Rho says:
    @Schuetze

    Didn’t VVP’s mother give him a piece of Virgin’s blessed sheet which saved him from a fire in his summer shack? This would mean that his mother is orthodox, especially if she is also named Mary.

  123. @Majority of One

    Bismarck signed in 1887 the Secret Reinsurance Treaty with Russia after he sided with Russia’s adversaries Britain and France in order to avoid a war on the European continent. Bismarck’s main concern was never to engage Germany on two fronts and if he were forced to chose between Austria-Hungary and Russia, then he would have chosen Russia as he was aware that the Russians were far stronger than the Hapsburg Empire. Kaiser Wilhelm II cancelled the Secret Reinsurance Treaty with Russia, a reckless act that Bismarck criticised in his memoirs. The French took advantage of the opportunity provided by the inability of the Tzar and the Kaiser to get along and actively sought a rapprochement with Russia that was looked askance at by the Russian intelligentsia but Tsar Nicholas took the bait and set Russia on a collision course with Germany, a fateful decision that allowed Perfidious Albion to engage in a policy of divide and conquer to bring Germany to her knees because of the latter’s unchallenged industrial and commercial growth. Thus were sown the seeds of discord by the wily Disraeli that set the stage for the world’s greatest conflagrations of WWI and WWII.

    Today, the US is attempting to mimic the British strategy of divide e impera which served US well during the hostilities of the seventies between the Soviet Union and China. Unfortunately for the US, the current leaderships of Russia and China are too smart to fall into this trap.

    There is no doubt that combining German creativity with Russia’s humongous resources and the Belt and Road Initiative would be a boon for the the two countries and China and would put Eurasia at the centre of the world’s geopolitical and economic activity. Such a scenario will be resisted by the Anglo American empire as it will push both America and Britain to the sidelines and force Poland and the Baltic States to reconsider their hostile policies toward Russia. It is up to German business leaders to force the German political leadership to make the bold move to mend relations with Russia and stop complying with the Anglo American shenanigans of the Skripals and Navalni genre and what is to follow.

    • Agree: Zarathustra, Alfred
    • Thanks: Majority of One
    • Replies: @Seraphim
    , @Sirius
  124. Seraphim says:
    @antibeast

    ”Russia whose assigned role as the greatest ‘threat’ to Europe serves as the raison d’etre of ”Europe” long before NATO. Think of ‘The Will of Peter the Great’, the Polish-French fabrication, of ‘La Russie en 1839’ of the Marquis de Custine. ‘Russophobia’ and ‘containment of Russia’ became a mental reflex for ‘Europeans’.

    • Replies: @platypus119
    , @antibeast
  125. Skeptikal says:
    @TheIdiot

    ” You cannot say that in Germany without enduring consequences”

    Many Germans know perfectly well that they are not a sovereign nation.

    Namely, all of those who have over the years protested the deployment of missiles in Germany and the use of U.S. bases at Landshut and Rammstein, among others, to support illegal U.S. military adventures in Afghanistan and elsewhere. And have thereby learned that their govt. has no power to order the USA out of “their” country, which is not really their country but is an occupied country.

    It really is time for the occupation of Germany to end. Germans should rise up and throw the Yanks out. Germans do not need American screwing up their country and tying their economic and diplomatic hands.

  126. antibeast says:
    @Von Rho

    Despite his tendency to appease Putin’s Russia, Trump nevertheless imposed sanctions against the Nordstream II pipeline which effectively precludes closer economic ties between Germany and Russia. When construction of the Nordstream II pipeline continued despite US sanctions, the Navalny affair then happened which looks more like another ‘false-flag’ operation designed to sabotage the Nordstream II pipeline project. My view is that the US Deep State carried out this ‘false-flag’ operation because it wanted to prevent any sort of German economic dependency on Russia which would have geostrategic implications for Europe in the same way that the US Deep State opposed Trump due to his hostility to NATO as proven by his last-minute order to withdraw US troops from Germany.

    As far as MacKinder’s Rimland theory, the US Deep State wants to use India as part of its ‘Indo-Pacific’ strategy to contain China. But Trump became averse to this ‘Indo-Pacific’ strategy because it contradicts his ‘America First’ ideology which seeks to ‘decouple’ the USA from any and all geopolitical entanglements whether in Europe or Asia. In fact, Trump did just the opposite by cutting H1-B visas granted to India despite his public ‘bromance’ with Modi. That was true also of Trump’s foreign policy towards Japan and South Korea from whom he extracted economic concessions while demanding that they pay more for US troops stationed in those two Asian countries.

    This article misses the elephant in the room which is the US Deep State as it holds the key to Germany sovereignty not Russia which acts as the useful bogeyman to keep the US military as part of NATO in Europe. Without the Russian ‘threat’, NATO ceases to have any reason to exist which makes the USA marginal if not irrelevant to the affairs of Europe.

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  127. Skeptikal says:
    @Ron Unz

    “A crucial underlying cause of the First World War was Britain’s belief that only a preventative war could forestall a rising Germany, but I suspect that an important secondary cause was the parallel German notion that similar measures were necessary against a rising Russia.”

    Some of this confirmed in Docherty and Macgregor, Hidden History, but some, not. Russian was not “rising” in the sense that Germany had already risen. Russia was politically, economically, socially a backward country, an enormous backward country, that needed a lot of help and foreign investment and know-how to modernize. Germany already was the most modernized country on the continent, largely due to her advanced educational system, relatively advance political system, and *relative* lack of the ancient rigid class system that handicapped Britain. From this p.o.v. the rapid rise of Jews into leading positions in German banking, education, science, communications, the arts, and industry (despite very real obstacles and very real anti-semitism) can be compared positively to Britain’s relative lack of social mobility and consequent failure to use all of the country’s potential human resources.

    According to HH, “underlying cause” is way too anodyne: a group that Docherty and Macgregor label the Secret Elite, originally instigated by Cecil Rhodes and a few others, inlcluidng Natty Rothschild (who financed Rhodes’s diamond mines and other activities in Africa), actively connived to drive Britain toward war with Germany starting in about 1890. Germany, once unified, was cranking on all pistons economically, socially, intellectually, scientifically, and was on track to overcome Britain in all of these metrics. Sound familiar? So, war was the only way to get rid of the new competitor.

    Per Docherty and Macgregor, and amply documented by them where documents have not been destroyed, King Edward VII was part of this conspiracy, which successfully undermined cabinets and “official” government policies by placing conspirators in crucial posts and and making secret treaties—first with japan, then with France, then with Russia. Britain prepared Japan as a proxy by supplying it, over a period of 10 years, with a first-class navy, with which it tanked the Russian navy.

    As for Germany seeing a dangerous rival in Russia, so far in my reading of the book (I am ca. 1/4 of way through) this is not the case. Wilhelm seems to have had far more “cousinly” feelings toward his cousin Nicholas, whereas Edward hated his cousin Wilhelm and started a charm offensive to move Nicholas and Russia into the British camp for the upcoming planned war, despite the hatred of the British public for Russia and its backward autocratic regime. The Russian state was easily manipulated because it had huge debts to the English Rothschilds, for construction of its rail lines and other industrial development. But Germany as the leaders in engineering, chemistry, etc. were natural allies of a developing country.

    Furthermore, Britain and Russia were traditional enemies and competitors in Asia (the Great Game). Of course the whole pre-WW1 picture is vastly complicated by the makeup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with significant German and Slav (and Magyar) regions and loyalties.

    Back to Britain and “underlying cause” getting a war started with Germany in order to bring Germany down and destroy a rival was a long-standing British project that was pursued proactively. British imperialists were not dumb. The Secret Elite had to wait for the death of Victoria and the accession of Edward to the throne to really get the ball rolling, but they had been working on this for at least a decade already, mainly infiltrating their men into both parties, the government and its ministries, cranking up the war machine (retooling the army and the navy), creating secret deals with France and Belgium, and “turning” the British public—manufacturing consent via an ongoing vicious negative PR campaign directed against Germany, Germans, and Wilhelm personally.

    • Agree: HdC
    • Replies: @Seraphim
    , @Ron Unz
  128. Russia would never do it, but…

    ‘Kaliningrad’ is a bit of a failure anyway. Think what it would do for Russia’s position if she just unilaterally returned it to Germany.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @Alfred
  129. Skeptikal says:
    @Notsofast

    “For Nord Stream 2, the loan from Uniper, Wintershall Dea, OMV, Engie, and Royal Dutch Shell covers 50% of the project costs of €9.5 billion. The rest is being financed by Gazprom.”

    Not sure how many euros the German state has invested, but I think the political investment is pretty big. I /expect German business and industry wants the gas. Russia is a lot closer than Qatar.

    A pipeline in the hand—one managed and supplied by Gazprom with contracts guaranteed by the stable Russian state, with which Europe has an established record of long-term gas deals, not some new fly-by-night outfit run by Qatari autocrats and maybe some Yankees— is worth two in the bush. My 2 C/ worth!

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  130. @GeeBee

    GeeBee, ‘Unconditional Surrender’ basically means whatever the USUK came up with. It means you’re not a country anymore. This is why the entire nation threw itself into the struggle because it was clear that what the Americans intended is exactly what Germany has become- a satrapy as you say. And the word Satrapy comes from the Persian Empire, which Alexander broke. The Persians were the United States of the day. An invulnerable military powerhouse which commanded entire nations comprising most of the known world. Hubris met Nemesis at Guagemela in 331 BCE and that was time’s up for Persia.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @GeeBee
  131. central says:

    Even the pitifully propagandistic site wikipedia exposes the “passed expiry date” hag, von der layen as a former tool of british intelligence.

    “As an economics student at the London School of Economics in the late 1970s, she lived under the name Rose Ladson” – wikipedia

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  132. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    I’m afraid you are right. Funny screenname you have by the way. You could also use kaplansandlerskibaumweinrothschild

  133. Seraphim says:
    @Joe Levantine

    I really don’t understand the insistence on blaming the Franco-Russian alliance on Tsar Nicholas II, when it was Tsar Alexander III who concluded it after the lapse of the Reinsurance Treaty, a steady worsening of Franco-German relations, the resurrection of the Triple Alliance in 1891, and the rumors that Great Britain would join the alliance, at a time when Anglo-British relations were also tense.
    The first steps were made during the visit of a French Navy squadron visited the port of Kronstadt on 23 July 1891 during which an agreement was concluded in the form of an exchange of letters between the ministers of foreign affairs. France was the most interested part endeavoring to supplement the 1891 agreement with military obligations. Negotiations led to the signing by the representatives of the Russian and French general staffs of a military convention on 17 August 1892, providing for mutual military aid in the event of a German attack. On 4 January, both governments announced their ratification of the military convention. Tsar Alexander III died in November 1894.
    So, talking about ‘Tsar Nicholas taking the bait’ is completely inaccurate. The only explanation I can think of is the persistence of the defamatory myth of ”Nicholas the worst Tsar of Russia”, on whom to blame all the ills of Russia as justification for the revolution and the no less persistent attempts to paint Russia in the posture of perpetual aggressor that must be ‘contained’.

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
  134. @Johan

    Mammon is a Western concept, you dear little Orientalist, you.

  135. chris says:
    @GeeBee

    I have heard rumors that there is a clause in the USA’s German occupation that will only expire in the year 2099, and which more or less decrees that Germany is no more than a USA satrapy, …

    Something suggesting this came out when Obama was revealed to have spied on Angela Merkel (tapped her phone).

    At the time, when all the German politicians were feigning shock, someone in the government, maybe even from the secret service, apparently reminded them that Germany had some clause which allowed the US to spy on them at any time.

    • Thanks: GeeBee
  136. Mikael_ says:
    @Anonymous

    Interesting “interpretation” of what I didn’t write.

    Yes, Germany will shut down their last 6 nuclear power plants this and next year.
    Yes, on 2/11/2021 at 10:00 the German grid almost needed rolling blackouts, only by 5 GW import of electricity could that barely be avoided. In this almost real-time chart https://energy-charts.info/charts/power/chart.htm?l=en&c=DE change to week 6, then note the load curve (black line) and then activate “Import Balance” by clicking on it under the diagram.

    No, Germany will not become pure green a.k.a zero carbon, not now and not by 2050.
    The obvious ‘solution’ will be retained or even expanded coal, plus LPG instead of Russian gas.

    Why do you ignore the inherent contradiction in your own statements:
    If Germany already has the highest tariffs, why are they still competitive now, but a further increase would make them completely uncompetitive?

  137. GeeBee says:
    @TheIdiot

    Many thanks for that. I couldn’t recall where I’d heard it, so your information is most welcome. (I seem to remember originally reading it on a now ‘de-platformed’ blog some five or six years ago).

  138. @anon

    It’s funny, isn’t it? China never done nothing to Germany. While the US delivered hate, bombing, torture, intolerable cruelty, and insults.

    • Agree: HdC, HeebHunter
  139. @Von Rho

    It is a putdown to learn one´s ancestors who took the trek under Alexander I*
    were snail-eating Ohnehosen. Or is there a more general issue with Americans and foreign languages (trick question) ?
    Paulskirchen legitimists regard Bismarck as little better than the Habsburgs
    (from Franz II onwards). “Ein Volk, ein Reich” was a catchphrase long before the Great One was a filthy idea; did I mention Jews were vastly overrepresented in this line of thought?
    (it gave Britain Karl Marx and the US Carl Schurz – seems about right 😛 )

    *.. who frankly would have shot himself in the pipi before asking for more French.

    • Troll: Skeptikal
  140. GeeBee says:
    @Majority of One

    Well, thanks to commenter ‘The Idiot’ (comment number 112) I have found the item I referred to. In his book The German Card, former head of West Germany’s Military Intelligence unit General Gerd-Helmut Komossa claimed that Germany is controlled by the United States and its allies, and was even viewed as a possible target in the immediate aftermath of the war:

    At a NATO meeting, I realized that a possible plan was for the alliance to hit the largest dam in West Germany with a nuclear bomb. If strikes had taken place, a great number of civilians would have died,”

    He described a secret pact signed in 1949 between Germany and the US, effective until the year 2099 (i.e. for exactly 150 years), which among other things gave control of all political parties in Germany to a special Washington-based body, insisted that the country’s armed services take part in all NATO missions on demand and that all German gold reserves are stored in New York.

    In support of this, Aleksandr Fomenko, a political analyst from Moscow, pointed out evidence:

    “Remember Prime Minister Putin’s proposal to Germany, to share with Russia natural gas trading throughout Europe? It was made a couple of years ago. And the German leadership answered exactly the same way as the German leadership did in 1952 – with silence. But what is the reason for Germany not to participate in such a lucrative business as trading natural gas throughout Europe? Of course, somebody had to advise them not to rush into it immediately”.

    The fact that no publisher inside Germany would touch Komossa’s memoirs seemingly reinforces their veracity. They were eventually published by a small Austrian publisher, the head of which was Wolfgang Dvorack-Stocker, who remarked:

    ‘My personal opinion is that it was obviously clear that the Democratic Republic of Germany was not a sovereign country, and that it was really under the rule of the Soviet Union, and if it comes out that the Federal Republic of Germany also was not a really sovereign country, I think this could change the discussion of history a bit.’

    Komossa died in 2018 at the age of 92.

  141. @Anon

    I guess Unz thinks people are smart enough to recognise the truth. If “israel” is the rightful owner of Palestine, if the US, UK, Australia, and France have no Jewish Problem; if the Holocaust of the six million Jews really happened; and if the Jewish Mafia had nothing to do with JFK’s murder or 9/11; then there is no need to censor anyone who claims otherwise. Just follow the evidence, or lack of it.

  142. @Colin Wright

    Apart from putting the Fear of the Living God into the waterpolacks and their bowel movements there is no discernible upside for Germany in the current situation.

    For the Russians OTOH it is insurance against getting bottled up in the Newa estuary (even moreso with NATO pushing the Baltic states) i.e. it is far more valuable to them than a piece of swamp and ruins with Kant and Klöpse but without hinterland could be to the Germans.

    The sensible resolution would be a kind of renewed Hanse (again, fat chance 😀 ).

  143. @Sparkylyle92

    You mean nuclear weapons were invented to provide a “honorable” capitulation for Japan in 1945…? Or what?
    No one said that nuclear weapons should generate very large craters. All pictures of nuclear detonation show shockwaves mainly going up, not down. The use of nuclear weapons is generally detected not by craters, but by increased radioactivity, which is real. Geiger counters measure real stuff. If craters in test sites showed no radioactivity, that would be something, though.

    Fission reaction is real, as provided to us by nuclear power plants. Therefore, nuclear weapons deploying nuclear fission are real. Although, it might be that nuclear contamination dissipates faster than we expected, as shown in Chernobyl where life currently abounds.

  144. @Anon

    Because Jews are the lightning rods. Do you think the influence the power they wield in the media and academic goes unnoticed by the traditional elites?

    It has always been about rich vs poor. The Jews are just camouflage.

    Class warfare is the real deal.

    Covid 19 propaganda is the real deal, hence the smack down this website received when it covered this pandemic.

  145. @Skeptikal

    It is not “dependence on Russia” (or anyone else for that matter) that is irksome;
    it is independence from USrael that must not be tolerated.
    (the Urengöy-Uzhgorod pipeline to Baumgarten/Austria was a different situation, and is way overtaxed already).

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  146. @Another Polish Perspective

    When nuclear devices are fired from towers, we see typical nuclear mushrooms.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/heres-what-an-underground-nuclear-test-actually-looks-like

    Underground tests fired 2 km down resulted in earthquakes of 6 Richter magnitude.
    The crater looks pretty large to me, too.
    A bit strange that some of those test sites are in seismic regions, maybe they investigated Earth crust as well…. ? Earthquakes are sometimes measured in energy… but how do we know how much energy an earthquake produce? By producing artificial one with a nuclear device…?

  147. @Another Polish Perspective

    Here one deep crater too, surely deeper than any ANFO crater.

    https://www.zmescience.com/science/underground-nuclear-explosion-042423/

    Besides, actually the majority of test sites is in seismic regions.

  148. @Another Polish Perspective

    https://inis.iaea.org/collection/NCLCollectionStore/_Public/04/091/4091569.pdf

    This instructive publication claims that the optimal depth for ANFO charge is just 18 feets, 5,5 meters… The craters profiles are uneven, too.

  149. BB753 says:

    What makes you think that China and Russia are allies? In fact, now the US is closer to China than Russia is.

  150. Tom Gregg says:
    @Andrei Martyanov

    Hello! Looking forward to reading your latest book. Do you know when the digital versions will be available? Thank you!

    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov
  151. JamesinNM says:

    An attack on Syria should be the U.S.’s Waterloo, the end of the end, a U.S. uninhabitable for eternity.

  152. @Generalfeldmarsschall von Hindenburg

    Exzellenz, you are missing the point;
    unconditional surrender (“Ergebung auf Gnade und Ungnade“) is odious –
    reserved for bandits and mutineers. In modern times the first ones to foist it on an honorable enemy were the Union in the War of Northern Aggression.

    Geez. Whoda thunk it 🙁

  153. @antibeast

    You do not understand!
    Sanctions are coming out from Congress, which is totally under control of Zionist Jews and president
    only signs them. Maybe Trump would not sign those sanctions, but there was this Russia hoax investigation that did tie Trumps hands. If Trump would not sign those sanctions it would be interpreted that he is Putin’s puppet. It is the Congress that does have all power in US not the President.

    • Replies: @antibeast
  154. GeeBee says:
    @Generalfeldmarsschall von Hindenburg

    Yes indeed. The Casablanca conference was a despicable thing, but of course, the plan all along was to crush Germany, and thus remove her as a threat to the Internationalists’ swindle being run by their own satrapy, which the USA had lately become.

    So who will be our latter-day Macedonian one wonders?

  155. There should be no doubt about it that Zionist Jews are still ruling the world. But their rule is becoming more and more precarious every day. Russia and China are holding US by the balls and they can now squeeze those balls anytime they please. Russia is holding one ball militarily and China is holding the other ball economically.
    So military adventures oft he US around the world incited by Zionist are now dying out.
    There could not come attack on Capitol by flagpoles, but this time it could be those new Russian missiles.
    China still prefer trade with US in US dollar, but they are ready throw those Two trillion on bond market and there is the end of US dollar.
    ……………………………………………………
    So US times of being arrogant state came to an end. US from now on must thread carefully and be finally righteous and friendly with the world.
    ……………………………………………..
    The world must become Democracy and not Dictatorship of the US.
    (The present position of US is Grotesque. Democracy at home Dictatorship outside)

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  156. antibeast says:
    @Zarathustra

    No, you’re wrong. Trump opposed the Nord Stream II not just the US Congress:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/davekeating/2018/07/11/trump-to-europe-drop-nord-stream-or-we-wont-protect-you-from-russia/?sh=78292b10f973

    Trump To Europe: Drop Nord Stream Or We Won’t Protect You From Russia

    We’re supposed to protect you from Russia, but Germany is making pipeline deals with Russia. You tell me if that’s appropriate. Explain that.” Trump to Stoletenberg

    Germany has approved a new pipeline to carry Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea, but construction is being blocked at European Union level, where Eastern European countries have formed a blocking majority against it. Germany, along with transit countries Finland, Sweden and Denmark (who have also approved the pipeline), say the pipeline will increase Europe’s energy security by avoiding potential cut-offs from the volatile Ukrainian route.

    But the Eastern Europeans led by Poland, backed by Washington, say the new pipeline represents a threat to Europe’s security because it makes the EU more dependent on Russian gas. Washington believes the pipeline is a Russian attempt to punish Ukraine by bypassing the pipeline that currently runs under the country.

    Trump didn’t care that much about NATO as proven by his last-minute order to reduce US troops in Germany. But he wanted to sell US LNG to Europe at higher prices than Russian pipeline gas which drove him to block the Nord Stream II pipeline project.

    With less than a year before the completion of the Nord Stream II project, the US Deep State then planned and executed the Navalny ‘false flag’ event in Germany to implicate Russia which responded by arresting Navalny upon his return home. Now, there are calls for EU sanctions to force Germany to abandon the Nord Stream II project at all costs.

    Once completed, the Nord Stream II pipeline has the potential to reshape the geopolitics of Europe for decades to come because it means Germany will be able to treat Russia as a business partner rather than as a geopolitical rival, thereby allaying fears of the alleged Russian ‘threat’ in Europe.

    If there is peace, progress and prosperity in Europe, who needs NATO?

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  157. @Tom Gregg

    Hello! Looking forward to reading your latest book. Do you know when the digital versions will be available? Thank you!

    For now looks like the end of March. But it is very tentative.

  158. Skeptikal says:
    @nokangaroos

    The original comment, by Notsofast, that I responded to:

    “the germans have too much invested in nord stream 2 (95% complete) to walk away now. once they see they can get away with ingoring the petulant foot stamping of the reigning hegemon they will be emboldened to reach out to both russia and china.”

    My comment and info related to the concept of “investment.”

    Obviously the larger issue is Germany’s geopolitical independence—it is the topic of Escobar’s piece (;-).

  159. Skeptikal says:
    @TheIdiot

    I don’t doubt it, but documentation would be very useful.
    Actually, it’s Komossa.

    Here is a story about the book; apparently it is not available for sale in German or Austria, also not in German. But has been translated into Russian.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/germany-us-pact-komossa-978/

    I don’t speak Russian so cannot check that, but see URL below.

    Here is a Youtube video in German titled “Die deutsche Karte – Ein Land ohne Souveränität Gerd Helmut Komossa”

    Some comments say that there is nothing of value in the book.
    One states that the relevant material is on pp. 21–22.

    According to a comment by Roland Stadler :
    “Die Kanzlerakte steht im GG Art. 1.
    Wer diesen entschlüsselt, kennt die Unterwürfigkeit Deutscher Politker, da es ansonsten zu einem Volksaufstand kommen würde, wenn die Deutschen das Gehirn einschalten würden.
    GG
    Art. 1(1) Die Alliierten garantieren die Menschenwürde der Deutschen zu schützen, seit 60 Jahren kennen wir das Ergebnis, nur Lippenbekenntnisse sonst nichts.

    . . .
    In Jesu Christi Regis, Amen.
    White EAGLE
    Catholic Council of European Citizens Foundation

    +++++++++++++++++
    Komossa’s Wiki entry suggests that he had plenty of opportunity to learn of special arrangements for German “security”:
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerd-Helmut_Komossa

    Furthermore Komossa seems to have involved himself politically with groups demanding unification of Germany. This would naturally lead to the issue of German sovereignty.

    Here is the URL for Komossa sources in the German National Library:
    https://portal.dnb.de/opac.htm?method=simpleSearch&query=120677504

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  160. @Mikael_

    In my estimation Merkel was trying to steer the EU away from being just “atlanticists”. It would seem the Obama admin had that feeling too – which is why they were listening in on her calls.

  161. @antibeast

    Yes I do agree with you. So congress did not have to push Trump too hard to sign the sanctions. Trump is also conscious about money. Although North stream pipeline is good deal for Russia because does not have to worry about Ukraine steeling the gas, the same time it is a sweet deal for Germany because Germany will pay for Russian Gas, and Germany will redistribute the Gas in Europe, so naturally they will put on price their overhead. This naturally also will increase German control over the Europe.
    The culprits in this case was Ukraine who is against Russia while they wanted to get free Gas from Russia.
    Now come on, how cheeky Ukraine can get. Polaks are getting expensive Gas from USA so Ukraine can make a pipeline to Danzing and get now expensive American Gas from there. Problem solved.

    • Replies: @antibeast
  162. @Zarathustra

    The present position of US is Grotesque. Democracy at home

    You call democracy the elections where we were given a choice between a moron with Alzheimer and a moron w/o Alzheimer, and then massive election fraud made a moron with Alzheimer a “winner”? Did the meaning of that overused word change so drastically?

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
  163. Alfred says:
    @Majority of One

    If she were Jewish, Putin’s mother would have Miriam for a middle name and not the archetypically Christian “Maria”

    True. She is just another typical Russian Masha. 🙂

  164. Alfred says:
    @Colin Wright

    ‘Kaliningrad’ is a bit of a failure anyway.

    Kaliningrad of supreme military importance.

    It is a fortified camp between Poland and Lithuania. With S-400’s there, Russia controls the air over much of the Baltic Sea, Poland and Lithuania. Anti-ship missile batteries can close off the Baltic to shipping. Belarus is nearby. It would not take much for the Russians to occupy yet again Warsaw as a recent Polish war game proved.

    NATO is delusional as can be seen in this article. The assumption is that the Russians would just wait and watch the Poles preparing to invade them – a process that takes some months. 🙂

    According to the doomsday scenario plan for a full-scale war, the analysis says, NATO member Poland would have to storm into the breach and do it quickly enough to prevent a nuclear exchange. They say that the 45,000 active soldiers in Warsaw’s army would have to overcome the 50,000-strong Kaliningrad garrison and seize control of the facilities before Russian defenders could press the big red button.

    Western WWIII game plan revealed? Analysts say Poland could win Russia-NATO war by invading Kaliningrad & securing Moscow’s nukes

  165. @Skeptikal

    (Ad #162 Sorry, must have gotten mixed up 😉 )

    Thanks … first time I hear of the book, but none of that is particularly new or controversial.
    There have always been rumours Adenauer sold out to the “West” when the Soviets offered neutralization Austrian-style – and I somewhat doubt the agency supervising German parties sits in Washington 😛

    If anything, it´s worse.

  166. @Alfred

    Analysts say Poland could win Russia-NATO war by invading Kaliningrad & securing Moscow’s nukes

    This is beyond stupid, considering that Poland did not win any wars for many centuries, and Russia did not lose a war for a very long time.

  167. @Alfred

    According to the doomsday scenario

    According to my “scenario” RT should fire a moron who gave the reference to some shitty news aggregator “Overt Defense” with this article:

    https://www.overtdefense.com/2021/01/22/kaliningrad-gambit-nato-preemptive-strike-scenario/

    Written by some Polish dude whose only first (Wojciech) name is known and who is not an “analyst” but most likely some Polish fanboy gamer or, at best, sergeant-level creep with only a boot-camp level military background. The article is a complete delirium. I don’t even want to go and discuss this crap–no real military professional, let alone having access to actual war gaming (or command-staff exercises) at staff officer level will ever write this imbecility. It is RT’s fault that it fell for utter fraud and fanboy military-porn.

    • Replies: @Avery
  168. @Alfred

    Yeah talk of German power – i know they are trying to go all in on solar and possibly hydrogen to replace nuclear. But how can France replace nuclear? Isnt it like 70%?

    That said – you really think Germany would pull the plug on N2?

    • Replies: @Alfred
  169. @anon

    Both received a cool reception, with Jared and Ivanka Kushner the only two people in the audience to give them a standing ovation.

    I hate the damn amerimutts so f*cking much…
    Vile, satan serving subhumans. Every day passes I think they are actually worst than the kikes at this point.

  170. @Alfred

    The sad thing is, pooland will actually they can pull this polacken tango off, just like back then in the late 30s, when they were provoking us and dreaming about steamrolling Berlin in two weeks. I wish they would try 🙂

  171. @Halal Butcher of Lhasa

    Yes and Russia is also going to be participating in the Space Station China is planning to launch in 2022 – once its ISS obligations are done. And Russia is helping China on space based missile early warning system.

    That is why Trump came up with “Space Force” and the “race to the moon”. Lets ee what Biden does. Most likely the same path.

  172. Avery says:
    @Andrei Martyanov

    {“…. RT should fire a moron……”}

    For some reason that escapes me, RT has been writing articles for quite a while that are bizarre, the say the least. It appears they are trying to appear “balanced” and/or “even handed” in their coverage. For what purpose ? Western MSM is uniformly, virulently anti-Russian. Why would Russia-Today even try to appease the GloboSorosaNazis?

    Margarita Simonyan has gone off the rails.

    {” It is RT’s fault that it fell for utter fraud and fanboy military-porn.”}

    I don’t think they fell for anything: I believe Margarita let it see the light for some reason that is beyond my comprehension. It was on purpose: they knew they were publishing B_____S____.

    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov
    , @Alfred
  173. @Seraphim

    You clarify some historic facts that I am not aware of. Nonetheless, the French intentions towards Russia were completely utilitarian and devoid of any ideological pursuits. France that had occupied Russia under Napoleon was beaten fairly and squarely by Prussia in 1870 when Napoleon III declared war and ended up losing Alsace Lorraine. Here an important footnote is seldom put under the light and that is Bismarck never wanted any territorial concessions from the French but knew that he will not be able to complete German unity without squashing any resistance from France. Unfortunately for France and Germany, the German generals twisted Bismarck’s hand into claiming Alsace Lorraine on military strategic grounds. Bismarck sought to encourage France to expand colonially into Africa hoping that the French will forget about Alsace Lorraine but the strategy failed. As Machiavelli states in the Prince “ it is easier for someone to forget who killed his father than who stole his land”.

    It does not matter under which Tsars’ reign the Franco Russian entente started. Nicholas II was a mediocre political strategist who blundered the first time in his war with Japan who was financed by Jewish Zionist New York bankers under the leadership of Jacob Schiff, and almost lost his crown in 1905, and blundered again in 1914 when the assassinated Stolypin’s reforms of the agrarian land redistribution started to bear fruits by enriching a new class of farmers and catapulting Russia into the greatest grain producer by 1911. Nicholas II stampeded into WWI when he could have stayed neutral, and by his unwise decision to declare war on Germany confident about victory by forcing her to fight on two fronts, brought the end of the Romanov dynasty and the rise of communism.

    • Agree: stevennonemaker88, HdC
    • Replies: @Seraphim
  174. @AnonFromTN

    Yes you are correct American politics is limping but it still a democracy. Maybe it needs a walking stick which should be used on buts of both parties. Maybe system would work better with three parties.
    Or maybe there should not be a presidential election and be instead voting for party which would give the party the power to chose the president and have the right to remove him . Present system is too vulnerable for fault play. What I am trying to say is to take some responsibility from president and give it to the party.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
  175. @stevennonemaker88

    Ice age farmer is a good source for many ag related issues.
    The screen name was inspired by the desire to mock. I’ve seen these ‘half my ancestors died in the holohoax’ ashkan nazis up close. The level of narcissism, self-pity, dishonesty and entitlement is hard to grasp until you see it and experience it first hand.

    • Thanks: stevennonemaker88
  176. @Sparkylyle92

    I read they got rid of the F14 for the less capable F18 because of maintenance costs…

    And yea the F35 appears to be a jack of all trades and master of none

  177. antibeast says:
    @Zarathustra

    Ukraine is relevant to Germany only because it has the pipelines that carry Russian gas to Europe, from which it charges transit fees. But once Nord Stream II is completed, Germany becomes the new distribution hub for Russian gas to Europe, displacing Ukraine. That’s why Kiev opposed the Nord Stream II pipeline project as did Poland as their strategic importance to NATO will decline as Germany gets closer to Russia.

    Nord Stream II is a game-changer for the geopolitics in Europe which is why the USA wants to derail that project as much as it can for as long as possible. Who cares about Ukraine once Germany gets its gas from Russia? And if Russia is no longer a ‘threat’ to Germany, then what is the US military doing in Germany?

    That’s what Trump was saying: why should the USA protect Germany from Russia if the Germans buy their gas from Russians? If Germany no longer feels threatened by Russia, then why are there US troops still in Germany?

    • Thanks: HeebHunter
  178. @Avery

    Margarita Simonyan has gone off the rails.

    Nah, Margo is fine and is respected across political spectrum but I am not sure she has a complete control over some editorial policies, plus RT is West-oriented primarily. But yes, they have bizarre flops published once in a while.

  179. @Seraphim

    Yes its interesting, this perception of Russia being both backwards and an existential threat to the west has existed for centuries.

    • Replies: @Seraphim
  180. Seraphim says:
    @Skeptikal

    ‘Hidden History’ is a sensationalist ‘conspiracy theory’ novel through and through, written with much emotion by dilettante pseudo-historians, appealing to the insatiable public’s fascination with ‘Secret Elites’, ‘Secret Societies’, ‘Cabals’ endowed with irresistible almost magical powers to ‘manipulate’ (always) corrupt and debauched politicians (Churchill, Eduard VII…) or feeble minded (Nicholas II) and ‘dictate’ policies. Public who would always prefer ‘Da Vinci Code’ over the Gospels.
    It is part of the renewed efforts of revisionist ‘historians’ to place the responsibility for two world wars on Russia and her ‘scheming’ for world domination, to reinforce the negative images of Russia’s backwardness, backward autocratic regime, Russia manipulated by the eternal ‘English’ Rothschilds (in actual fact the bulk of Russia’s debt was to French banks), Russia’s ‘ambitions’ (always suggested as illegitimate) in the Balkans (”that backward corner of south-east Europe”), the ‘Constantinople carrot dangled before Russian noses’, Russia’s ‘imperialism’, etc.
    At the same time presenting Germany in glowing terms and whitewashing her for the responsibility of starting two world wars: the brave Germany standing firm against Russia’s Tsars, Stalins, Putins insatiable ‘anexionist’ appetites (almost racially unavoidable), defending the ‘Western civilization and its cherished ‘values’ (heroic Teutons vs Slavs – Serbs and Russians – low-lives, bent on raping the blond beauties) with Nazi steadfastness.
    It is part of the various attempts to discredit (and silence) the ”Fritz Fisher thesis”, expressed in his book ”Griff nach der Weltmacht: Die Kriegszielpolitik des kaiserlichen Deutschland 1914–1918” (published in English as ‘Germany’s Aims in the First World War’), based on irrefutable documents (some discovered after the publication). Of course, HH appeals much to supposedly ‘destroyed documents’ by the conspirators to cover up their mischief!

    • Replies: @Joe Levantine
    , @Anon
  181. Ron Unz says:
    @Skeptikal

    Some of this confirmed in Docherty and Macgregor, Hidden History, but some, not….According to HH, “underlying cause” is way too anodyne: a group that Docherty and Macgregor label the Secret Elite, originally instigated by Cecil Rhodes and a few others, inlcluidng Natty Rothschild…Per Docherty and Macgregor, and amply documented by them where documents have not been destroyed, King Edward VII was part of this conspiracy

    I finally read Docherty/MacGregor a year or two ago, and was extremely unimpressed. Here’s a comment of mine:

    Well, I’ve seen numerous commenters give glowing endorsements of the Docherty/Macgregor book over the last year or more, so since I had it sitting around, I finally decided to take a look. So far, I haven’t really been very impressed.

    As near as I can tell, their “revolutionary” hypothesis is that near the end of the 19th century a small group of individuals near the top of Britain formed a “secret society” with the central goal of greatly enhancing the power and wealth of the British Empire, sometimes using ruthless or dishonest means, and permanently dominate the world.

    Is that really so remarkable? Suppose the “secret society” had never been formed? Wouldn’t we naturally assume that the normal, run-of-the-mill leaders of Britain would be doing their best to enhance the power and wealth of the British Empire? Wouldn’t it be much more shocking if they weren’t?

    Should someone write a book: “Top executives at Google are secretly trying to expand Google’s wealth and power and gain dominance over the entire Internet.” Or “Top executives at Goldman Sachs are secretly trying to expand Goldman’s wealth and power and permanently dominate Wall Street.”

    Neither Docherty nor Macgregor seem professional historians, and they’re certainly correct in attempting to refute the “legend of German villainy,” but I think that lots and lots of professional historians have already done that.

    https://www.unz.com/ishamir/do-spies-run-the-world/#comment-3231465

    • Replies: @Alfred
  182. @AnonFromTN

    ‘This is beyond stupid, considering that Poland did not win any wars for many centuries, and Russia did not lose a war for a very long time.’

    1919-1920?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  183. @Aedib

    In fact it is where the inventor of 9mm ammunition took the word Parabellum from

  184. @Aedib

    Georg Luger 1902 invented 9mm Parabellum ammunition taking his cue from the Latin quotation from Vegetius

  185. Alfred says:
    @Showmethereal

    you really think Germany would pull the plug on N2

    No way!

  186. Alfred says:
    @Avery

    For some reason that escapes me, RT has been writing articles for quite a while that are bizarre, the say the least.

    I suspect they want their readers to know what a bunch of fools those in the West promoting war are. 🙂

  187. Seraphim says:
    @platypus119

    This perception reflects a reluctance to search the facts under our eyes. It is so much easier to fall back on ‘historical parallels’ (not really put in real historical perspective), on abstractions learned at school, operate with received ideas. Russia is the ‘giant with clay feet’, a simple stone would smash the feet. But in the political reality it might be disastrous. Bismarck repeatedly warned ‘don’t mess with Russia’, because you don’t know what you are up against (I paraphrase!). The Kaiser and his generals did exactly that, Hitler and his generals did exactly that, they messed up with Russia, confident that they were the stone which would smash the clay feet, unaware that the giant will fall on them.But it seems that the ‘West’ is still ‘trapped’ in this illusions.

  188. Alfred says:
    @Ron Unz

    As near as I can tell, their “revolutionary” hypothesis is that near the end of the 19th century a small group of individuals near the top of Britain formed a “secret society” with the central goal of greatly enhancing the power and wealth of the British Empire, sometimes using ruthless or dishonest means, and permanently dominate the world.

    It would be interesting to see how many Rhodes Scholars have penetrated the upper reaches of the USA and the UK. If they have done a good penetration job, that would suggest that this cabal can maintain the same strategy for over 120 years and that it works.

    Personally, I think that this has worked very well. Take a look at the names and you will see what I mean.

    1- Bill Clinton Repealed the Glass-Steagall Act which led to the collapse of 2008.

    Clinton Defends Big Banks & Repeal of Glass-Steagall | Armstrong Economics

    2- Clinton also signed North America Free Trade Agreement and thereby launched the rapid collapse of manufacturing in the USA.

    List of Rhodes Scholars

    If you go down the list of names, you will find one consistent theme. Forget about recent additions and sports people. Globalisation, Financialisation and War.

    It takes at around 30 years for a Rhodes Scholar to reach his/her designated spot. But these people are patient. The list obviously does not include those who are promoting them. Those who prefer to remain in the shadows.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
    , @Joe Levantine
  189. @central

    Yeah it is almost unbelievable that people love to quote Wikipedia as if it is some impartial source. I have found plenty of errors – and regardless of what they say it is a fairly “closed” system.

    • Replies: @Sirius
  190. @Alfred

    Interesting…. I don’t know enough of Eastern Europe…. But what is the mood in Estonia – Latvia – Lithuania? They seem to be siding more with the EU and NATO against Russia. Is that accurate?

    • Replies: @Alfred
  191. @Colin Wright

    1919-1920?

    Poland successfully prevented the Soviets from occupying it, but that was it. Then it starved to death tens of thousands of Red Army POWs. A dubious victory followed by criminal actions.

    You might remember that at the beginning of the seventeenth century Poles had their greatest success, never to be repeated: they occupied Moscow. The end of that victory was also grim: Minin and Pozharsky assembled Russian volunteer force, liberated Moscow, and laid siege on the Poles in Kremlin. Besieged Poles ate their horses (allegedly also each other) and surrendered in the end.

    After that Poland was going down in strength and influence. It was divided several times between Russia and Germany, ended up completely absorbed by the Russian Empire, and got independence only after Bolshevik revolution that destroyed the Russian Empire. It was divided between the same players in 1939. It was made ostensibly independent, but in reality got absorbed by the USSR after WWII. It was lucky to get independent again after 1991. However, Poles are pushing their luck ever since, annoying both Russia and Germany by dimwitted statements of their elites. Poland has been there, done that before, and the result was never good for Poland. Its rulers are dumb enough to count on the US support. When push comes to shove, the US support would be exactly as effective as British and French support in 1939.

    • Agree: Jazman, Alfred
    • Replies: @erzberger
  192. Alfred says:
    @showmethereal

    But what is the mood in Estonia – Latvia – Lithuania?

    I have never been to them. From what I understand, they have quite a few ethnic Russians. They often treat Russians as second-class citizens. They won’t let their kids study Russian at school and that sort of nonsense.

    Russia, and now Belarus, are moving their transportation network so as to avoid these countries. The Russians built a new port near Saint Petersburg. Oil, coal, refined fuels, grain and much else now skirt the Baltic states. This is quite catastrophic for them.

    Many Russian speakers have moved to Russia. The young and educated people from the Baltic States are leaving in large numbers – mostly to other parts of Europe.

    The leadership in these countries is sometimes ex-Communists who now pretend that they always hated everything Russian. 🙂

    Here is one of the more toxic examples. Wikipedia has put a nice gloss on her.

    She then enrolled in Saint Petersburg State University, then known as Leningrad A.A. Zhdanov State University, as a student of political economy. At the same time, she began working in a local factory in Saint Petersburg. In 1983, Grybauskaitė graduated with a citation and returned to Vilnius, taking a secretarial position at the Academy of Sciences. Work in the Academy was scarce and so she moved to the Vilnius Communist Party High School, where she lectured in political economics and global finance. From 1983 to December 1989, she was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and after the Communist Party of Lithuania broke away from the CPSU in December 1989, she was member of the CPL until June 1990. In 1988, she defended her PhD thesis at Moscow (Academy of Social Sciences).

    Dalia Grybauskait

    Here we have them calling Lukashenko a dictator – he is undoubtedly hugely popular in Balarus – while moaning that Belarus is moving its business to Russia. Their stupidity is stupendous.

    Although few in Lithuania believed it at the time, Belarus’s dictator Alexander Lukashenko has already partly followed up on his threat last year to divert Belarusian cargoes from the Port of Klaipeda, where in 2020 they amounted to 32% of the port’s total annual cargo turnover, as punishment for the country’s strong stance against his repression of domestic protests.

    Lithuanians worry about fallout from Belarus sanctions

    • Thanks: Joe Levantine, Robjil
  193. Sirius says:
    @showmethereal

    Unfortunately, like much of the internet big tech, there is no real competition. Everyone flocks to one search engine or one social media platform or whatever.

  194. Sirius says:
    @Alfred

    Having been to all three countries, I can report that much of what you say is true. I’m really not sure how these countries can maintain their economies and ultimately their nominal independence.

  195. @AnonFromTN

    Poland won the 1919-1921 war with Russia. Also, unlike Russia, Poland has never engaged in Pyrrhus-style wars, like the Winter War with Finland, or Chechen Wars. In fact, Poles won many battles despite numerical inferiority.

    Contrary to what is suggested here, Polish goverment has been quite wary of Russia even when being victorious. Two examples:

    1) Despite the great victory of Klushin 1610, the Polish Parliament still disapproved so called secunda genitura for the later Polish king Wladislav IV Vasa, thus making impossible for him to become a Russian tsar as Russians wished (he was to convert to orthodoxy to achieve this). It must be remembered that unlike French or German invasions of Russia, Poles did not attack on their own, but as an ally to a Russian party in a civil war. This used to be the usual pattern of war in western Europe, just to mention the Anglo-French 100-years war, The War of the Spanish Sucsession, and The War of the French Succession. Please also note that during Smuta Sweden was leading another foreign intervention.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Klushino

    2) During the Ryga treaty negotiations of 1921, Polish goverment took fewer lands than it was offered by the Soviets. Poland could have been bigger in the east, and yet Poles thought prudent not to go too far.

  196. @Another Polish Perspective

    Talking about Sweden:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrian_War

    The war with Sweden was much more disastrous for Russia than the war with Poland since Russia lost its entire Baltic coast for a century. And yet Russians seem to be more rabid about Poland than about Sweden… Strange.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  197. @Another Polish Perspective

    Sorry to point this out, but if Wiki is a reliable source, I am the Pope. As a Catholic, you should address me “your Holiness”.

  198. @AnonFromTN

    You are allegedly “gold star” commenter but this is pathetic trolling.
    Both Klushin battle and the Ingrian War are events well established in history.

    I provided Wikipedia entry as a kind of standarized, multi-language input for everyone. Besides, I already had had to know about those events in order to search for them.

    BTW, I am not a Catholic. Trolling went wrong again.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
  199. Sirius says:
    @Joe Levantine

    Excellent geopolitical analysis.

    • Thanks: Joe Levantine
  200. @Seraphim

    “ At the same time presenting Germany in glowing terms and whitewashing her for the responsibility of starting two world wars: ”

    Yet during WWI Germany was the last country to mobilise.
    As for WWII, only a superficial historian would approach the subject of responsibility for the war without putting the ignoble Treaty of Versailles under full scrutiny.

    History and historians will always be at odds through different theories. David Irving who was vilified like no other for challenging the victor’s narrative, was the most fact based historian who built his side of the story on genuine research and wrote many books about the subject of WWII with “Hitler’s War” being a landmark book that exposes the blatant lies of the victors.

    Notwithstanding the history debate, I hope you agree that closing the rift between the Teutons and the Slavs is one of the most prominent hopes to create a new status quo that would check the highly disruptive policies of the Anglo Zionist Empire. It is time for Germany and Russia to turn the page and engage in full cooperation in league with China for a more balanced world.

    • Agree: Alfred, HdC
    • Replies: @Seraphim
  201. Sirius says:
    @nokangaroos

    Should the US abandon the Heartland Theory (“isolationism”), 80% of the World´s military spending would become moot overnight; do you have any idea what that would do to the stock market?!

    Or perhaps more momentous, what would happen to the dollar?

  202. Anon[256] • Disclaimer says:
    @Seraphim

    A simple way to understand conflicting historical narratives is to ask: what role did the International Bank$ters play?  

    China, Russia, and Iran are breaking away from the US PetroDollar Central Banking
    System by establishing their own reserve currency system, and the International Bank$ters are desperately trying to manipulate the situation, just like they did in WW1 and WW2.
      
    The International Bank$ters destroyed England, Germany, Europe and Russia with WW1 and WW2 and then shifted the zionist center of their parasitic central banking power from England to the US and Israel.  

    These Bank$ters are now planning to do the same thing again, but this time will try to destroy the US, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and then shift the zionist center of their parasitic central banking power from the US to China and Israel.  

    We would be naive to blame China, Russia, Germany, Iran, or even the US…and any country for that matter…because they are ALL being manipulated by the International Bank$ters.

  203. erzberger says:
    @AnonFromTN

    “It was divided several times between Russia and Germany,“

    Russia got most of “poland”, the other dividing powers in the late 18th c were Prussia and Austria. Germany (German Reich) didn’t exist before 1871

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
  204. @Alfred

    Right on time with your mention of Kaliningrad. A site I read from time to time on military issues – just did a write up on Kaliningrad. See here:

    https://militarywatchmagazine.com/article/kaliningrad-su-27sm3-flankers-the-russian-fighter-unit-nato-hates-the-most

    And yes I did read about the ethnic Russians in those countries leaving.. I’m not sure what those countries think they will be gaining…

  205. Seraphim says:
    @Alfred

    You just remind me that Alfred Rosenberg, who was a “Balt’ also, was born in what was then the Russian Empire, graduated from Riga Polytechnical Institute and later from ‘Moscow’s Highest Technical School’ in 1917.

  206. @erzberger

    the other dividing powers in the late 18th c were Prussia and Austria.

    Correct. But Prussia was a cornerstone of Germany. W/o it there would be no Germany.

  207. @Another Polish Perspective

    BTW, I am not a Catholic.

    Having quite a few few Polish acquaintances, I know that not all Poles are mad. You suggest that not all Poles are Catholics, either. I accept that. Still, this does not negate the fact that Polish elites are suicidal, and were for centuries.

  208. Malla says:

    In WW1, Kaiserite Germany was used to destroy the Tzar and in WW2, Soviet Russia was used to destroy Third Reich Germany. Both were good for the Jews.

    Just like France/ French Empire was used to loot out Algerian gold centuries ago (which did not go to the French national Treasury but private treasury of bankers, centuries later history repeats itself in North Africa when Qadafi Libya’s Gold reserve was looted out too) and then North African immigrants are used to destroy French Nationhood.

  209. @Carlton Meyer

    B-b-but Assad is a ruthless anti-democratic dictator! Not like the democratic dictator Mbasogo in Equatorial Guinea – he lets us take his oil, for freedom! He can stay.

  210. @AnonfromTN

    I am tired of this Nazi-like propaganda: there is only one way, “All is One” in the service of Russia/Germany.
    This is the Lebensraum argument a rebours. And in the end it leads to One World Gov, just from other side (Germany-Russia-China).
    Here in the Central Europe the elites like to think that a strong ‘Central Empire’ is needed; be it Poland, Austro-Hungary, or Bulgarian Tzardom, you choose. Just something local: not Germany/Prussia, not Turkey, and not Russia too.
    I already hear “But Austria-Hungary was a burdensome ally of the Great Teutons!”. Yes, of course, we live in a Darwinian world (but we don’t), and the weak must perish with the applause of the strong.

    To Teutons (Germans and Swedes) we have already said many times “No, thanks, thanks for “civilization” but no, thanks”. By the way, the different perception of Austrians (that kind of Germans which are more ready to hear others) proves that the entire matter is not based on merely sentiments, but on historical experience.

    As for Poland and Russia: it is well known that Russia started most wars with Poland, starting with Ivan the Terrible, the first tzar of Russia. Are we to applaud that or what?
    I repeat my question: why is Poland treated differently than Sweden by you? “Teutonic” pass? Teutons can do more since Teutons always do good ?!

  211. @Another Polish Perspective

    As for Teutons, their mass complicity in their own subjugation should put their own imperial worthiness into question. Today, for example, Teutons are celebrating the coming of Jews to Germany, with the first Jewish settlement in Cologne allegedly around 300 CE. What if diabolic Jews were driving Teutons from the beginning, essentially…?!

    https://www.bundespraesident.de/SharedDocs/Termine/DE/Frank-Walter-Steinmeier/2021/02/210221-Koeln-1700Jahre-juedisches-Leben.html

    For me it looks more like the confirmation of Winston Churchill statement “The Hun is either at your throat or at your feet”. It must be concluded that Teutons will sell themselves for a couple of shekels more… they lost their “bond” long time ago… they are not Huns at all. Or are we to think, that like Hebrews once, Teutons are in “Egyptian” slavery, biding their time like “Joseph”, and waiting for their “Moses”?
    BTW, in Poland the opinion is widespread that Teutons were actually treated pretty well by the Allies.

    But, wait, I already hear “Teutons are occupied by ZOG”. Oh, yes, and Poland is entirely free to decide its fate…?

  212. Schuetze says:
    @Alfred

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/12/27/rhodes-scholars-surge-in-biden-potential-cabinet/

    Susan Rice, Jake Sullivan, Pete Buttigieg, Eric Garcetti, Bruce Reed, “Anthony Blinken is not himself a Rhodes Scholar, he is a life-long friend and classmate with Robert Malley“.

    Of course Clinton was a Rhodes scholar and his cabinet was infested:

    “With Clinton’s 1992 presidential victory, Rhodes Scholars like Strobe Talbott (Assistant Secretary of State and co-architect of Perestroika) and Robert Reich (Secretary of Labor), were joined by Rhodies Ira Magaziner, Derek Shearer (Senior Economic Advisors), Susan Rice (Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs), Kevin Thurme (Health and Human Services Chief of Staff), George Stephanopoulos (Communications Director)”

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?49278-1/rhodes-scholars-clinton-administration

  213. @Another Polish Perspective

    The often mentioned argument about Russia being developed by Russian Germans is just the reverse of the often mentioned argument of countries being run by Jewish doctors, lawyers, scientists. One good, another bad. Hm. Why the Russian peasants and workers did not defend their Promethean German masters, I do not know. But surely not because they were more clever than Germans: that must be taken for granted.

    Disclaimer: I personally met Germans who emigrated to Germany because they did not feel treated well in Russia. Well, they did not feel treated well in Germany too.

  214. antibeast says:
    @Seraphim

    Think of ‘The Will of Peter the Great’, the Polish-French fabrication, of ‘La Russie en 1839’ of the Marquis de Custine. ‘Russophobia’ and ‘containment of Russia’ became a mental reflex for ‘Europeans’.

    Russophobia has long existed ever since the Mongol Conquest of Russia in the 13th century. Ironically, the Tsardom of Russia centered in Moscow emerged to resist the Mongol Yoke until the 16th century, having replaced the Princely States that ruled Russia before the Mongol invasions. Peter the Great was the first Russian Tsar who attempted to ‘Westernize’ Russia by transforming the Russian Tsardom into the Russian Empire based on Western European models and relocated its Capital from Moscow to his newly-founded city of St. Petersburg. Alexander II continued to ‘Westernize’ Russia by emancipating Russian serfs. By the time of Nicholas II, Russia was on its way to becoming as ‘modern’ as Western Europe with a ‘semi-constitutional monarchy’ established after the Russian Revolution of 1905. But the October Revolution of 1917 short-circuited this ‘Westernizing’ process after the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia and murdered Nicholas II and his family who were the last Romanovs to rule Russia.

    The Russophobia that exists today in parts of Europe especially in Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic States stems from the Soviet era of Russian history which the US Deep State has mischievously exploited by cultivating anti-Soviet sentiments and blaming Russia for whatever the Soviet Union did to Europe. That’s how NATO was able to expand all the way to Russia’s borders even though the Soviet Union has ceased to exist for three decades!!!

    While the old stereotypes of the 19th century Russian peasant serfs romanticized by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky still abounds in the West, Russia today is a modern European Nation-State of the 21st century, albeit with a vast Asian hinterland in Siberia. Unlike the Russian Empire of the 19th century, Russia today is a nuclear-armed military power second only to the USA.

    As the largest and most powerful country in Europe, Russia being treated by the US Deep State as a ‘threat’ to Europe undermines the security of Europe. THAT ipso facto constitutes the existential threat facing Europe in the 21st century.

  215. @Another Polish Perspective

    I am tired of this Nazi-like propaganda: there is only one way, “All is One” in the service of Russia/Germany.

    What I said was exactly opposite. The knowledge that geography cannot be changed should give in-between countries like Poland the wisdom not to annoy either big neighbor. The only way a country like Poland, Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary, and others in the same position can have independence is to keep good relations with both big powers without allying with either. Polish elites repeatedly failed in this for centuries, and keep pursuing the same suicidal course that led Poland to grief many times over.

    • Agree: Robjil, HdC, HeebHunter
    • Thanks: nokangaroos
  216. @AnonfromTN

    Prusso-German model (Kleindeutschland) is actually still an ephemeride, starting really on in 1871. No reason to think it will stay here. It is actually younger than USA.
    Why should older countries like Poland or Bohemia or France treat it as a responsible adult when it is not..?
    Prussia-Germany is still a spoiled, impolite brat. Moreover, Prussia used to be a former Polish land, so it is simply raison d’etre for Prussians to say everything bad about Poland. If you abused your father, would you be saying good things about him? Just remember the Biblical story of Noah, and his son Ham, and his own son, Canaan. Prussia is Canaan to Polish Noah.

    As for Russia, as I said many times, most of the time it was Russia that attacked Poland. Poland is no danger to Russia, as it does not covet Russia territory. I see no reasons for Russia-Poland conflict.The old story of 3 brothers – Lech, Czech, and Rus – puts Russia on par with Poland, and part of Slavic family.

    As for Baltic Pipe no 2, why Russia should be wanting to sell more gas at the LOWEST price in Europe (Germany has lowest price in Europe, Poland one of the highest)…. ?! I see why Germany wants to be a second Belarus, but sorry, this is NOT a reasonable, economic reason for Russia.
    Something else is in play here, and this is not a well-meant Russian interest.

  217. @Another Polish Perspective

    After failure of his “Promethean” policies, Pilsudski ran the policy of “equal distance” from both Germany and Russia (non-aggression treaty with Germany 1934, non-aggression treaty with Soviets 1932). But 1939 made this policy a false promise. And both pacts were to run for 10 years.

  218. @Alfred

    Another disastrous contribution of the Clinton administration was the overhaul of the Communication Act of 1934 by replacing it by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The new law allowed for cross media ownership which culminated in a consolidation of the media industry into six corporations. No wonder Americans are the least informed people since the narrative hardly changes in substance among the media majors. This act marked the most significant descent into an Orwellian society.

    • Thanks: Majority of One
  219. @Another Polish Perspective

    Isn’t it strange how close is Cologne, the place of today celebration, to the Neanderthal Valley?

    Isn’t it strange that Jews appear in Cologne when the emperor Constantine the Great “In Hoc Signo Vinces” takes the matter in his hands?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neandertal_(valley)

    Could Askhenazim Jews have something to do with the famed Neanderthals, who by the way, appear to have resided close to Jerusalem too?

    https://www.sott.net/article/448782-Most-southerly-evidence-of-Neanderthals-revealed-in-cave-in-Palestine

  220. Seraphim says:
    @Joe Levantine

    ‘It does not matter under which Tsars’ reign the Franco Russian entente started’.
    On the contrary, it makes all the difference. The chronology is of crucial importance. But it became a consensus among ‘revisionist’ historians that Tsar Nicholas is the principal bearer of ‘war guilt’. ‘He blundered the first time in his war with Japan’, no matter that the Japanese were the aggressors, pushed and financed by the Americans. ‘He declared war on Germany’, because he was ‘a mediocre political strategist’, when it was the other way round.
    But no matter how many times these ‘truths’ have be found wanting, the ‘historians’ would again retort ‘reading their notes’, written by a Harry Elmer Barnes in 1926.

  221. Seraphim says:
    @Joe Levantine

    I couldn’t agree more that it is time for Germany and Russia to ‘turn the page’. But the ball is in the German court. Germany had ample opportunities to do it in the past, but it squandered them (twice) when it let ideology and hubris dictate its policies. This danger is still in place.
    As an aside, Germany was not the last country to mobilize in WW1. The bugbear of ‘Russian mobilization’ as the principal cause of WW1 is false. Russia ‘mobilized’ after two days of Austrian declaration of war and initiation of hostilities on Serbia (28 July). One conveniently forget the fact that Austria and Russia nearly went to war in 1885 and 1912-13 (with ‘mobilizations’ on both sides) and German military was pushing for war in 1912. That the ‘anti-Bismarckian fronde’ was agitating for a ‘preventive war’ against Russia in 1890. The dismissal of Bismarck and the lapse of the Reinsurance Treaty, the sudden increase in the German armed forces, the daunting prospects of Britain joining the Triple Alliance led to the Franco-Russian alliance (directed rather at Britain, France working for a broader Franco-German-Russian understanding, rejected by Germany). France mobilized after German declaration of war against Russia, which was clearly an obligation of the treaty.

    The new ‘revisionist push’ started with Sean McMeekin’s “The Russian Origins of the First World War” (2011) and Christopher Clark’s ”The Sleepwalkers” (2012) published shortly after the ‘reemergence’ of Russian ‘ambitions’ under the ‘KGB thug’ Putin, are full of anti-Russian stereotypes, openly ‘pro-Turkish’ and ‘anti-Armenian’ in McMeekin’s book, full of rhetorical sleight of hands and righteous denunciations of Russia’s “enormous imperial ambitions”, “annexationist war aims” (adumbrating the hysteria provoked by Russia’s intervention in Syria and which went in overdrive after the ‘annexation of Crimea’).
    Clark’s tone is more polite and moderate and his analysis has a wider scope, but the aim is the same, shifting the blame on Russia. At the origin of the war pride of place take ‘Russian adventurism in the Far-East’, ‘Greater Serbia’ dreams to dominate the Balkans, attended by ‘genocide and ethnic cleansing’ -hints at the ‘Rambouillet Agreement’ and Srebrenica -, abetted by Russian Pan-Slavism, fear of Russian growth (naturally qualified as ‘illusory’), pointed hints at ‘Austro-Hungarian Empire center of European cultural, administrative and industrial modernity’ as opposed to ‘Balkan states, especially Serbia, still locked in a spiral of economic backwardness and declining productivity’, the ‘culture of ”the celebrated medieval suicide-assassin Miloš Obilić, who ‘passes for a hero wherever Serbs live’” (Kossovo in the background!).

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  222. @Seraphim

    You shed light on historic events that are hard to find in the Western European narrative.

    I do agree wholeheartedly with you about the Western anti Slav bias, with the tragedy of Kosovo being the event of the late 20th century that would make the blood of any person with a sense of justice boil, especially when one considers the Western connivance with murderous acts in occupied Palestinian Territories.

    Germany’s only chance to liberate herself from the yoke of the Anglo-Zionist empire is by stretching a welcoming hand to Russia. Putin has given the world a new hope to re-establish a multipolar world. Western hubris might ignore the peaceful and reasonable proposals of Putin for a new world based on diplomacy and international law. If Germany fails to firmly align with the Moscow Beijing axis, she might end up footing the bill of a possible Thucydides trap.

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  223. @AnonFromTN

    No one who is qualified by your criteria is possobly qualified to be allowed within shouting distance of the levers of power in Germany.

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  224. @but an humble craftsman

    No one who is qualified by your criteria is possibly qualified to be allowed within shouting distance of the levers of power in Germany.

    Which means: Germany, RIP.

  225. Seraphim says:
    @Joe Levantine

    Thank you.
    The only chance for ‘Europe’ to liberate herself from the Anglo-Zionist grip is to ‘repent’ (in the sense of ‘metanoia’- change of mind and heart and change of its ‘way of life’). To renounce the idea that it is the defender of the ‘values’ of LGBTQIA and its promoter among ‘retarded’ peoples who still stick to their traditional values. To return to its Christian ‘values’ which made Europe great. It is a high call, but I am afraid that ‘Europe’ has reached a point of no return. Not only that ‘Europe’ has forgotten its Christian values, its Christian past, but is actively engaged in the destruction of all its remnants. The “Untergang des Abendlandes” reached the point of no return.

    • Agree: Joe Levantine
  226. Escobar is just another misinformed idiot similar to Saker in desire and intent. The US is doing an good job of breaking its own back as is Russia and China. Germany will play no part in the disintegration of the US.

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